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February 18th, 2006

night four, etc.

If anyone remembers the events of this entry from earlier in the semester, the following post is meant as a continuation of events involving Violet, Victoria, myself, and a few others.

To condense things down, following the happenings of that Sunday night I made an offer to wait for Violet as she finished with work the next day so that if any problems came up with Victoria during that period there would be someone there to drive her home. As it was we all went out to the Zoe Café to talk about our situation, and while there Victoria went on and on about how it was "obvious" that I liked her - which was hardly the case, but she wasn't willing to listen to any of my objections on the matter. Violet tried to explain some of her position to Victoria, and in return Victoria said she would do her best to respect Violet's feelings. In a way it felt like my presence at the café was only required in case things went wrong, but this isn't to say that I'm complaining about my role as a moderator or chaperon.

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almost lost

My diaryland entry from exactly 2 years, 12 hours, and 32 minutes ago in response to this event:

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Because sometimes it's important to remember the bad along with the good. The thought of losing something can make you appreciate it all the more once you find it again; although in this situation my joy at regaining that which might have been lost is tempered with the knowledge that it's been so long since the last time we spoke. Her current life is a mystery to me, an unwritten book, or a forest bird that can be heard but never seen. But that doesn't mean I can't care, even now.
After spending five nights sleeping on the floor of Violet's dorm room and the two of us going to the restroom to change into our pajamas we both started opening the door to her closet to change in the peace of her room. Another two days later, during one of our conversations, Violet told me that she used to be an extremely shy person but had grown less timid over the last few years. I told her that I felt much the same way about my own life and that from what I had seen so far she appeared to be less timid than me at the moment. Violet seemed to raise her eyebrows at the truthfulness of that statement, which led me to comment on how we could always stage a competition to test which of us still displayed the greater level of shyness. This was said as I was walking out the door to brush my teeth, so Violet only had time for a mischevious "Oh, really?" before I was gone.

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Getting to the point brought up by my subject title though, during a telephone conversation with Wendy yesterday she made a reference to how I've been "sleeping with" Violet for the past few weeks. If I were asked to comment on the situation I would say that I've been "spending the night with her" rather than "sleeping with her" - but in the end this might just be a matter of semantics. After all, you can spend the night with someone without sleeping at all while on the other hand you can say you've slept with someone and it can imply an act far removed from the innocence of sleep. Hearing Wendy's expression was very surprising, although her choice of words doesn't have to possess the extra meaning that can be associated with the phrase. Is there a fine line between the two? Can they be used interchangeably? Obviously I'm not the most objective party to be making a decision one way or the other, but I don't think Wendy meant anything extra by stating things the way she did. Of course, considering the rest of our conversation that afternoon (which will probably be described later) there's always room for doubt.