Ladies, I am aware that I am spending more time complaining and analyzing relationships on this blog than most of you ever will take the time to write down, but I have a request.
Please stop using cliche quotes about boys on your Twitter, Facebook and blogs. Actually, try to erase them from your mind, and I think you will be better off. These quotes are created by women who are either Audrey Hepburn or trying to make themselves feel better that they are not. Marilyn Monroe quotes about heartache are not relevant. It was the 50s and she was Marilyn Monroe.
I can recall one quote that made its rounds on the middle school circuit circa 2003 and I was moved by it because I was an insecure, gangly child incapable of flirting or wearing 2 bras to push up my prepubescent breasts. Here it is:
“Girls are like apples…the best ones are at the top of the trees. The boys don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples that are on the ground that aren’t as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think there is something wrong with them, when, in reality, they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right boy to come along, the one who’s brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree…”
There may be some truth to this one, or at least it’s well stated enough to foster some hope in the hopeless, but we are adults now and it’s time to stick to Lady Gaga and Beyonce quotes when you are feeling empowered.