Monday, January 24, 2005

I Want You to Want Me

There is always that defining moment when the man you least expect to bravely steps up to the plate. He does something subtle, unexpected and sweet and your heart skips a beat. He has your full attention. Then, it all goes downhill from that one simple single gesture.

You know sooner or later the calls will stop coming and he will tell you he's severely bipolar, or he's an addict, or he's moving to LA or his ex-girlfriend showed up on his doorstep, but the bottom line is that he doesn't want to see you anymore. You will start to obsessively think about him and what went wrong and your mind will inevitably keep returning to that one single gesture he made to win you over. You will feel like a fool for falling for him.

And, then, you are back to square one.

It might just be a cheap trick, but today some guy named Michael sent me via email a sweet country cover version of I Want You to Want Me. This, my friends, was his gesture.

To be continued...

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