What I find most interesting about these two pictures is the order in which they were taken. Even though I initially posted these two pictures in the opposite order (solely for aesthetic purposes), I felt morally obligated to delete my original post, and repost this on Tumblr, this time in the correct order. What you will find above is the correct order in which they were taken; the first photograph shows Maren smiling at the camera, the second shows her relaxing with her eyes closed.
It’s a bit peculiar, and I’m almost certain Maren was unaware of the second picture, but, it also feels natural, and I’ve always been a sucker for the natural world.
Our relationship has always been peculiar, even in its very beginnings. Not peculiar in the sense of “weird” or “strange,” but more like “uncommon.” I’ve never followed the conventional rules of “dating.”
I also never formally asked Maren to be my girlfriend.
It was exactly one year ago, and I remember it perfectly. It was late at night, and we were laying in bed. I knew I had plans to talk about the future of our relationship (then, only a friendship), but I just didn’t know how I was to go about approaching such a topic. I remember asking her a series of questions, one of them being “Do you want to see other people?” She said no, and sent the question back my way, to which I also agreed that I didn’t want to see other people, besides her. After that, and maybe one or two questions later, we just agreed that we would begin our other relationship, one that would be a little more than just a friendship.
I know I’ve said countless time that I’m against PDA through the Internet, and I apologize if I come across as a hypocrite. For all of my “supporters” out there who are displeased, I hope you can see that this post is an exception.
When you deeply care about someone, you’ll make exceptions.