Something I’ve realised in my cerebral wanderings is that everything we perceive is originally and ultimately caused by the Truth. That is to say that there is some line that runs from an objective reality all the way to that which we perceive, and that this is one continuous, uninterrupted causal line, which never deviates from the Truth.
What am I saying? I’m saying that when you fall madly in love with a friend, and you’re trying to hide it, everything about the way you act will be ultimately and originally caused by this very truth that you’re trying to hide. You will try to control your body language, your conversational style, your texting frequency, to make it appear as if things are normal. But really, the precise way you act towards her is as a result of the truth: you’re in love with her. Continue reading