I told my best friend all of this was my own fault. I told him my heart’s too open. I had even told him something referring to my history of long distace heartbreak and he said I shouldn’t give my heart so easily. But my best friend said another thing. He said “you’re hopeful“. I did reply that a lot of good it’s done me, but that’s not the point. My relentless optimism in spite of almost everything is one of my defining characteristics.