February 20th, 2013

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LJ Idol Exhibit A - Week 5 - "This is your brain on..."

Bret Anthony was a theater geek.

At the beginning of my obsessive crush, I would audition for the school plays in the hopes that my weak voice and crippling fear of bright lights might lobby me into an excuse to spend a couple hours a day hanging out in close proximity to him. But alas, Ms. Barn never saw any potential in me. So instead, I contented myself to go to every performance of every play Bountiful Harvest put on (since Bret Anthony appeared in all of them, in roles both large and small).

And during the tender monologues wherein his character revealed their depth of affection for the female lead, I imagined he was actually delivering those lines to me. I imagined that, instead of memorized dialogue from a pre-written script, the words formed nuggets of truth culled from the deepest secrets locked away in his heart.

In this way, Bret Anthony confessed his love for me a multitude of times, with a multitude of words.

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