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A new arrival to the cabbage patch

I have a new little third cousin! That may sound very far-removed but it’s not really. Her name is Casey and she’s 7lbs and she has lots of black hair and big blue eyes. She will be my protégé… Seriously. Because all my other cousins are little boys who follow my brother around like he’s the best thing since sliced bread. This one’s MINE! (I don’t mean that to sound half as sinister as it does…)

I went for a walk last night with an old friend who I barely see but every time we do we get along so incredibly well. We talk about EVERYTHING from religion to Albert Camus to friends from primary school and their bogan boyfriends.

So this got me thinking, why can’t you choose the people that you are attracted to? Because this guy is great, we never run out of things to talk about, we laugh heaps, I could tell him anything and I feel totally comfortable around him so why isn’t that enough? And what is attraction? And why is it that we always want the one thing we can’t seem to have? Is if for that very reason, striving for the unobtainable? I’m starting to get the feeling that it’s just all a load of bolloks anyway. I bet if we were given that which we cannot have, it wouldn’t be nearly as alluring… or would it? Is attraction chemical or a state of mind? Can it grow and diminish or is it instantaneous – it’s either there or it’s not? By merely questioning this I am going against my whole belief system (true love exists, everything will end happily ever after, whatever you believe in will come true…etc. Call it naive of me but I think anything else is defeatism.)


One’s love life is so troublesome these days. Life would be so much simpler if we still relied on arranged marriages.

Note:  This blog was written by Erin Wallis

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