Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hookup Hangup

Hey, so I'm batting for the other team now and I really want my past guy hookups to know this so they won't contact me anymore. What should I do?


Lovely Lezzie

PS. I want to get my tongue pierced. Would this be considered cool or trashy?

Dear Lovely Lezzie,

Honesty is probably the best policy in this case. If you don't want them to contact you anymore, tell them that. Some of them might not take the hint right away, and if that occurs, it would be best to ignore them. You don't want your past to keep you from pursuing a future that you want! In regards to the tongue piercing; that is entirely up to you. There are people in the world who might think less of you for it, but at the same time, there are people who will like it. Just remember that it may hinder future career opportunities. Try not to let what other people think get in the way of something that you want to do. Personally, I think tongue piercings are awesome. All in all, be yourself! That's what you're going to be best at in the end.


The Amorist

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Baby Don't Hurt Me

There is a fear involved with saying "I love you" to someone the first time. You never really know whether or not they will say it back. It is a gamble, that for some, isn't worth the risk. I myself have had the displeasure of having said I love you to someone and not hearing it back. Unrequited love is a cruel existence. However, I too, have felt the indescribable feeling of hearing those three wondrous words said back to me. The words that make paradise seem like the DMV. There isn't a better feeling I know than hearing "I love you" from someone, that is, if you love that person too.

Not to quote an nineties pop song, but, what is love? Love can mean many different things to many different people. I know my definition of love is probably far different from everyone else's. But then again, my idea of love is constantly changing. Every time I feel like I am in love someone, it is always far stronger of a feeling than the last time I thought I felt it. With each new love comes the realization that I have finally found a love thats true. Even now, I am in love far more than I have ever been. To me, what I am feeling is real love, and I am feeling it for the very first time.

It is difficult to put the feelings I currently hold into words. If I had to describe it, I would say that love is comfort. No matter what happens in the world, you'll survive because you know that you have your love to support you. Love isn't when you can't imagine yourself living without the other person, like most people think. Its when you would never want to imagine life without them. Despite what many believe, I think love is selfish. We would do anything for the person we love to make them happy, because we can only be happy ourselves if they are first. Love is unconditional care about someone beyond any logical reasoning, and its probably the greatest thing in the world.

However, love can be unfair, especially the unrequited kind. You can spend all you're time loving someone to the point where you would do anything to make him or her happy, but it'd never be enough to some people. It's not the other persons fault by any means, they are in just as much control of their emotions as you are. Like being dealt a bad hand in poker, unrequited love in uncontrollable, and when it happens, we just have to deal with it and hope we get a better hand next round.

Like I said, love can be different things to different people. This is just one man's interpretation of what he is feeling. You may have a completely different idea of what love is, and you're just as right as I am. Let me leave you with a little advice. Before you say "I love you" to someone, try to really think why you love that person. If you can't answer, you may not be ready to say it. Good luck in all your future romantic rendezvous!

-The Amorist

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Caged Bird

If you know why the caged bird sings
Why won't you let if go
Even with all the sadness it brings
At least in the end you'll know
And empty of its song you'll be
Hollow to your bones
The pitch only a memory
Screaming phantom tones
And all of the tears that you shed
Will flow like a river on the ground
Wishing you could change what you said
So you could hear that sacred sound
But now that bird must be set free
In the hopes that she returns to me

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sound Awake

Slumber can not ease the beast within

Lulled only in my waking hours

Dreams cannot keep me free from sin

Purged only by divine powers

And in my bed I sleep alone

Yet two hearts beat side by side

Percussion to such a pleasant tone

A sound in which I can confide

And just before my eyes close

Taking me from my pleasant state

The hope inside me grows

Knowing that soon I'll wake

And when I look upon your face

I recall dreams where you I'd chase

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Between The Lines

A life beyond love, is no life at all
For love is what gives our hearts reason to beat
Slaves to love, we respond to its beck and call
Stubborn at times to admit our bitter defeat
And in our time of lacking light
Love is the torch that shines the way
Leading us through the eternal night
Waiting patiently for the suns healing ray
It is false however, to try to reason
That love is always fair and just
Like a man who has committed treason
Love can break ones undying trust
So warning and good luck to all
In the dance of love, we are bound to fall

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sexually Transmitted Dilemma

Dear Modern Amorist,

So I need some advice. Heres the story. My best friend just told me that my new boyfriend has herpes. He has never brought this up with me before. We have been dating for nearly a month and things have been serious for a while. Should I confront him about it, or should I wait and hope that he will come clean? Help me Modern Amorist!

-Herpes Help :(

Dear Herpes Help,

I would check your friend's sources before coming to any conclusions. Also, remember, relationships are all about communication, you shouldn't be afraid to ask your boyfriend about it. Just remember to not ask him in an accusing way. Let him know that you've heard some rumors and that you are curious if he knows anything about them. I am sure that he will tell you whether or not he has it, especially if you two are as serious as you claim to be. Keep in mind, also, that rumors can be created and spread without having any actual backing. You can't believe everything you hear. I wish you the best of luck with your boyfriend!

-The Amorist

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Reason To Be Good

Relationships are a lot like Christmas. To some people, they are a joyous occasion where you get to give and receive wonderful things from a person you care about deeply. To other people, relationships, like christmas, are expensive and cold. Relationships most resemble christmas, however, in the presents. There are two kinds of relationships that mirror the two types of christmas presents that a person can receive.

The first type of relationship is the present you didn't ask for. It's the present you didn't know you were going to get. This doesn't make it a bad present by any means. It could turn out to be something you didn't know you wanted, but you ended up loving. There's also the possibility that you might end up hating this kind of present. Relationships can come randomly, with no warning. Whether good or bad, it usually comes as a surprise to us. The stranger we meet at the supermarket may very well turn out to be our soulmate.

The other kind of present a person can receive is the type you've been hoping for all year long. It's the present you begged and pleaded for relentlessly. The kind of present you were extra nice for, in the hopes that Santa might notice. There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of getting exactly what you wanted. No matter how great all your presents are, they can never really give you the same excitement you feel over this one, perfect present. If there is someone you are truly crazy about, you will find that no other person really seems tempting. Food becomes bland, things you once enjoyed seem dull in comparison to them. You go to bed thinking about them and wake up with the exact same thought on your mind, interrupted only by dreams of them. However, just like not getting the present you wanted, not getting the person you wanted can be devastating. But fret not, as this feeling does not last forever and soon enough, some new shiny toy will catch your eye and give you something new to pine for.

Either way, getting presents can be an amazing experience, just remember to keep the receipt.