|And That's How Time Doesn't Exist in Space.
||[May. 10th, 2008|03:34 pm]
Because I'm too often preoccupied with my own universe, I forget that everybody is the center of their own universe. I'm still learning how to manage mine, and being the center and all, I forget that everybody else has to learn the exact same thing. With all of our universes bumping into each other's all the time, it does get confusing sometimes. |
I forget that learning, that everything in essence, is a progression, building on itself, and that it doesn't ever finish, for anybody. Oh, plenty try to stop change from happening, from time passing; even so, they're never as static as they think they are. Like I said, it's easy to forget this stuff among all the distractions.
EmYa always strikes me as done. She seems at peace, I mean - not that she's closed-minded, not at all. There's a contentedness to EmYa. I've been so in awe of that, in awe of her really, and also we're only now starting to be friends outside of work, that I didn't see she might be a lot like Kate was. EmYa, like Kate, is able to move around North America at will. Kate, too, was contented to live alone and pursue her career. Kate was a tall plus-size girl, who everybody liked because of her sunny personality. But Kate was somewhat emotionally stunted. Over the years since I've seen Kate last, she's lost some of her giddiness but gained a serenity.
Much like Friends, I'd like to point out. Post-911, with Monica and Chandler's wedding and the seamless transition into the new season's storyline (Rachel having a child alone), the Friends were past the quarterlife crisis, which was the original concept for the show (as I see it - I don't know if the producers/creators ever said that). It's all very Grosse Point Blank.
Anyway, Kate got herself in shape, she got herself a home, and she built a real life for herself. Somewhere in there, she was ready to and so did have fall in love and have a relationship. EmYa is a couple of years younger, and obviously not everybody grows up at the same rate (I'm on the slow end of the learning curve on this one, myself). I don't know a thing about EmYa's relationship with her boyfriend, but she very well may not be done. That's all I meant.