I merely wanted to inform you that I am trying to fall asleep while thinking about you this evening. Needless to say, it’s extremely difficult. Now, I understand that you are in love with Alceste, fine man though he is, but there are a number of signs that lead me to believe that he is falling in love with that Celimene. Have you seen her lately? Just gorgeous, more beautiful and charming than ever. Anyways, never forget that to make you love me is my heart’s most cherished goal, for which I’d gladly give my life and soul. Although I am now second best, I’ll always feel this way until you can steer your mind away from that pessimistic Alceste.
I decided to just walk through the city today with a particularly keen ear, and I was taken aback by the harsh lack of sympathy and discretion displayed by the public. It seemed that everywhere I would stop, there was negativity. I popped into a Starbucks to grab a coffee and overheard a businessman complaining rather loudly about the eternal five minutes that he had to wait for his drink. A bit later in the morning, at the newspaper stand right next to the pastry shop, I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on a wife criticizing her husband for that doughnut he just bought but didn’t need due to that ever-growing potbelly. I mean seriously, in polite society, custom decrees that we show certain outward courtesies, but it seems that I’m the only one with this opinion. Sir, give the cashier a break, you’ll survive standing for an extra minute or two, and ma’am, doughnuts are delicious, that’s a fact you’ll just have to accept. Life is life, just enjoy it, and if you don’t have something nice to say, please don’t say it at all.