What costume shall the poor girl wear to all tomorrow’s parties?

A pair of second hand black River Island heels, thick black tights with gold zig zags woven through them in a pattern, an elasticated black knee-length skirt and a black vest top with an elaborate butterfly pattern taking up most of the front. This will be accessorized with a knowingly juxtaposed combination of a pair of fairy wings and a set of red plastic devil horns you might find in any joke shop or party store.

What’s love got to do with it?

A non-exhaustive list of some of the things that have got to do with it:

Money
Sex
Alcohol
Disorientation
Loneliness
Convenience
Dizziness
Exercise
Hormone imbalance
This dim light
Something someone said once about seizing the moment
Heavy rain
Curiosity
Desperation
An impending catastrophe
A warm bed
A decent smile
Kind eyes
The inability to say no
The film The Wedding Singer
Injury
Mistaken identity
Stockholm
An awkward pause in conversation
A bet
A fleeting glimpse of genuine happiness

But not love. Love, it turns out, has got nothing to do with it.

How soon is now?

Really soon.

 

Advertisements