April 4, 2021:

The little mooch, smiling big in white t-shirt, surrounded by shadow.

When she was happy she was truly very charming. With her petite frame and her light-up smile. Here, all ten thousand watts fully engaged.

I liked her very much, but we were poorly matched. Her manipulativeness was too overt, too naked, so that even I could fathom it. While I was too hard, too harsh, too judgmental, committed to unreasonable absolutes. We were never going to last, and we didn't.

Still I liked her very much, and was sad for a long time that after our breakup she chose not to be friends. I sent christmas cards for her to her father's house for years after. There was never a reply.