Age 22. Resides in Winnipeg, MB.
Has asked that name not be used. I am going to respect that. This is a short story, one close to the heart, evocative of compassion and personal understanding.
” I was painfully single at the time. He’s someone who is like, pretty shy and pretty quiet. Who’s really crass and has a really dry wit. And he’d never had a girlfriend up until this point. He lost his virginity at 23 or something, I don’t know.
He texted me the day of, and it was to his current girlfriend who he’d been dating for like four or five years at this point. But seeing them together, and him like, just being really happy, it allowed me to really be happy for someone else’s happiness. And like, not reflect on it in my own misery of not having a girlfriend at the time? Like at all, not thinking about that at all. just being really happy for him. Just really good feels. It’s like I’d overcome a bit of myself, yknow? Like, I’ve become a little bit of a better person now!”
It’s nice when nice change happens eh.
On a somewhat related note, if you want to expand your inner experience of life as a Winnipeger, come out to Nuit Blanche this coming Saturday (Spet. 26 2015) and see some cool shit. Check it out: http://nuitblanchewinnipeg.ca/events/