I Can Walk Through Walls But I Can't Find Love Tunneling The man can pass through solid walls. To do so, he only has to jostle and vibrate the particles in his body. That's it. This then frees them from the confines of the man's emotions, specifically the failures (which he has extensively catalogued) and the desires (which he has extensively desired) that masquerade as his soul. Once jostled and vibrated perfectly, the man renders himself something other than alive, but certainly not inert, and he is free to pass through the nearest wall. While in this not inert but also not alive state, he can forget his poor performance review and the extra weight at his midsection and the half-empty bags of last year's Easter candy in his filing cabinet. It doesn't even matter that Courtney in accounting turned him down when he asked her to coffee last week, even though she isn't dating anyone. Single for over three years she'd told Rachel, also in accounting, during a conversation in the office break room that wasn't meant for the man to hear. The man fears that passing through walls is perhaps the only interesting thing about him. Courtney is unable to pass through walls. Her cells cling to each other with a fervency that can never be broken. She learned that the dust that collects on her tiny dresser and along the windowsill in her bedroom is sloughed off skin cells and as she cleans her apartment every Saturday afternoon she mourns the loss of those parts of her and wonders what memories they take with them. She turned the man down for coffee because she likes her life exactly the way it is. She is not interested in change. The man, who attacks his loneliness with bags of candy, finds it difficult to understand that for Courtney, another day alone is preferable to an hour spent with the man in relaxed conversation. She feels similarly about the conversations she has with Rachel, also in accounting, every day at 3pm in the break room. He longs to banter […]
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