wya

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Of all the relationships in my life, the “wya”–where you at?–relationships are my absolute favorites. wya. Out of work, let’s get dinner? wya. Just got lunch, headed back home. wya. About to run errands, come with? wya. Near Starbucks, join.

Simple blue whale-tailed bubble, three lower-cased words, demarcation of easy closeness, comfort candidness. It conveys the message that: being with you is as it is being by myself.  And: I like you enough; I don’t have to try around you.

With most people, you have to make plans. Peer at your calendar, set a date, time, and place. Do this all days in advance. It’s a delicate social dance. Some people are, well, more of a headache to make plans with; it feels obligatory or it’s a back-and-forth game of swerve! or, whatever it is, just feels like work. A lot of people are at the in-between, where they’re still plugged into the schedule, it’s not too difficult to spend time with them, but it’s not as easy as, you know, the wya relationships.

For just a few people in the world, and there don’t have to be many, I can shoot out a quick wya test–no plans, no pretense. There’s a quote that goes, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. Hints at romance, but it doesn’t have to be. I’d say that these wya relationships are just as sweet as, if not more than, solitude.

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4 thoughts on “wya

  1. Shahirah Hasbullah November 16, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Ugh how do you do that, how do you find the perfect words for something I’ve struggled to articulate for the longest time. I’m envious, but at the same time delighted to see my thoughts in proper written form. Hehe

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  2. erasednarrative November 16, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I feel this so much. Sometimes making plans feels like some kind of tedious game it makes you appreciate the people you can just text once:’)

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  3. Amielle November 27, 2017 / 5:39 am

    I also appreciate it when people look for me. It makes me feel super happy because they thought of me 💖

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