Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Spadina streetcar, fixed and frozen.

Caucasian woman, late 20s, with long brown hair under knitted purple hat, wearing long black and white checked wool coat, knees tight together, elbows in, shoulders tensed.

The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz (Amber Allen)

Page 64:

That is why whenever we make assumptions, we're asking for problems. We make an assumption, we misunderstand, we take it personally, and we end up creating a whole big drama for nothing. All the sadness and drama you have lived in your life was rooted in making assumptions and taking things personally. Take a moment to consider the truth of this statement.
The closet was not a misunderstanding. There had been drinking, there had been spinning. There had been seven minutes starting from now. But two years before there had been a misunderstanding. It had been seconds and she was not who he'd been expecting as he waited in the dark for another girl to join him, the girl he was dating. Based on that misunderstanding they now stood in the light of the closet and looked at their watches.

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