Do you believe that there is a person out there who is absolutely perfect for you?
Let’s take this idea that there’s a person born that is perfect for you romantically.
What are they doing before you meet them?
I’d imagine they’d have relationships before you. They can’t repulse everyone around them. Maybe those people are not as perfect for them as you, but you’re not in the picture yet. They can’t be alone. What if they go steady with someone else that’s pretty good. It gets serious and they end up getting married. Ten years later, they live with this person and have children with them. And then finally you show up in their life.
It’s a Black Friday sale at Walmart. They are there to get their children a Christmas gift. You’re there to buy a new television. You get shoved into them by the mob of people. Your eyes meet. Fireworks instantly. You strike up a conversation. You help them get that game console. You feel a connection. But what then?
Is your one supposed to leave their partner, sunder their family because of how perfect you are for them? Would you will them too? Were you too late for your one? Can someone else be with them?
What if you meet them too early?
You’re in your teens and you meet this person underneath the bleachers. Your first partner. And you’re their everything. They treat you the right way. They accept you and expect no more than for you to be you. If all goes right, you’ll be happy for years.
But you’re young. Commitment is scary. The same person for the rest of your life? You can’t imagine such a thing. You’re not ready for that. You want to live life. You don’t know they’re the one yet.
You’re bad at communicating your feelings. You’re young after all. So you cheat on them. And then they find out. Not from you, from a friend. You break the heart of your one. Are they supposed to come back and fight for you? Or is that it? Once their heart is broken, you’ve done it. You’ve failed your one.
What if you never meet your one? What if they and you were at a party and you spent the entire time in the bath room, never to meet again?
What if you don’t have a one? Is that allowed? Some people are born without arms. Some with tails. Some without their whole heart. What if you were born and your one wasn’t? Can you do something about it?
Or are you doomed to finding someone who is merely alright?
What if you’re a horrible person? Will your one be terrible too? Will you be terrible together?
Dragging each other down into the gutter until a perfect end together?