A Basque in Boise

Titanic

Like half the world did when it came out, I rushed to the movies to watch Titanic, paid $9 for the ticket at the time, dropped $10 in popcorn and soda,  just so I could spend the next two hours waiting for the inevitable. Even though we all know how the story goes, for some stupid reason I kept thinking that maybe this time the boat would stay afloat and they would live happily ever after. And when it sunk, it almost took me by surprise.

I read Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Chronicle Of A Death Foretold during my teenage years. I refused to believe that Santiago would die in the end, despite the fact that the book opens with him being murdered by the Vicario brothers. There are so many opportunities throughout the novel for members of the community to come forward and avoid the tragedy that I forgot the man was dead and hoped someone would to set the whole thing straight.

And so my relationships with men are doomed in a similar way, done before they ever began. On a positive note I guess, that doesn’t deter me from trying and has helped me develop the unique skill of enjoying an incipient relationship while simultaneously mourning its end. Because the relationship -pick one- is going to fail. It might take a couple of weeks, a few months, sometimes even years, but it will sink, or I will kill it. One way or another, it’s going to die.

Thanks for passing by: ↓

Diana Steven Roosevelt Flixnerd Michel HACALA Mark Bieter Donald Aitzol Azurtza

13 thoughts on “Titanic

  1. Diana

    On a positive note, you just saved a bunch of money on your car insurance by switching to Geico. Keep your chin up, Chico. You know it will get better.

  2. Steven Roosevelt

    Is this the part of your life where you start playing “Lookin for love in all the wrong places…” Over and over again?

  3. Donald

    The end is usually inevitable… hey, it is an end after all. The interesting part lies in the in-between… or so they told me.

  4. Henar Chico Post author

    I can vouch for that at least. The in-betweens have actually been pretty nice… You know what? Thank you! It’s a very nice way to look at failed relationships.

  5. Donald

    You are welcome, but failure is such a strong word. People change and their needs and interests change with them over time… so the fact that two people are no longer in it together it doesn’t mean that they have failed.

  6. Henar Chico Post author

    It is when there is no communication, as issues will remain unresolved or even unseen if the couple doesn’t talk openly. But I like how you think about it.

  7. Donald

    Acknowledging or even understanding the problems does not mean that they will be resolved. And communication? what for? We have Facebook!

  8. Henar Chico Post author

    Some people don’t, if you can believe it! It’s nicer when you know why they’re not texting or calling you anymore.

  9. Henar Chico Post author

    Wow… Where have you been my whole life? I can now officially cancel my counseling sessions.

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