Thought Catalog

Love & Dating

This Is How I Found The Courage To Be Alone

I am well-versed in vacant conversations where people are too cowardly to admit that they could never love me. I don’t need to feel your cold disposition to know that it exists, and I can sense you are detached even when you are touching me.

Love As Paralysis, Love As Pause

As my date and I rode into Detroit with a bus full of fellow college freshmen, I felt like a character straight out of a Sinclair Lewis novel – kitschy, afraid, but most of all, excited.