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A Letter to My Friend Lust

obormottel Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Dear Lust,

Thank you for the wonderful time we had together last night! I appreciate how you're always there for me when I need you, when I have no one else to turn to for comfort. And I know that no matter how long we may be apart, you're always waiting patiently for me to come back to you.

The more time we spend together, the more I wonder what I ever did without you. How did I cope with the normal ups and downs of life and the boredom and sheer reality of living? I don't know. All I know is that now that we have each other, I don't think I need anything or anyone else.

Back when we first met, I used to think that maybe we could just be casual lovers, no commitments, just a little fun. But boy, did you show me! Now I know better, of course. You constantly show me how you're always there for me to take away my pain and to keep me busy when I'm bored.

You showed me so many important things, like how I can live on three hours of sleep, and how to push off anything I need to do until the last minute - or forever. You showed me that I'm independent: I don't need anything, anyone, or any God, besides for myself and you, of course. You taught me how to lie convincingly to others, and even more importantly, to myself. And you'll be happy to know that I've gotten so good at it that the stupid guilt that used to try to keep us apart is all but gone!

So dearest Lust, thank you for everything you've done and continue to do for me! I look forward to spending the rest of my time with you. Who cares about what this exciting journey may take away? Family?! You're closer to my heart than any parent or sibling can ever be, you practically raised me! Will it take away friends? What do I need friends for when I have you, we grew up together and I'm constantly choosing you over them anyway. Will you take away my wife? That's a laugh! We both know that you can give me more of what's really important than my wife can ever hope to.

I can't wait to live the rest of my life with you. Who knows where the journey will take us next? A hospital? A prison cell? Staring down the barrel of a gun?

All I can say is thank you for everything you've done to me, my life honestly wouldn't be the same without you.

With love,

Your best friend

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