Friday, May 18, 2007

X marks the spot

What is it about running into an ex that weirds me out?

I was at a show last night and in the middle of the openning act, a guy sits down next to us - with my ex. There was a little awkward moment of surprised eye contact, and then my stomach starts doing flips. What's up with that? I've got no claim on her anymore.

I don't know - definately weird and slightly disturbing. She moved off after the openning band, though - and Danny Michel was awesome, so at least the rest of the night was good.


Jensies said...

I think it's because it's like seeing a ghost. You spend all this time trying to forget someone and what your life was like together and basically try to convince your mind (and your heart) that they don't exist anymore - because, really, they don't. The person that you were with and that you loved isn't the person you run into later on in life; their persona is replaced by someone who caused you a lot of pain and grief and so only the physical shell of the person is the same - not the gooey nougatey love-inducing insides that drew and held you to them for so long. So after you've done all this work convincing yourself that this person doesn't really exist in your world anymore, it's like a freakish blast from the past when they show up somewhere and you're not prepared (if you know you have to see them it's a little different because you can prepare yourself a bit and get your feelings and bits in order first). And it especially sucks when they're with someone. Mostly because you're not used to seeing them with someone. You were used to seeing them with you. It's weird. Personally, I don't care for it. :D

BioKeith said...

'Gooey nougatey love'? I don't know what you do in the privacy of your own home - but I wish you'd take pictures.