"How are you?"

the mouse that roared's picture

"Hey, what's up?" My cousin asks me, plainly wishing for a close conversation about the traumas of everyday life. I think of how to respond. These days, when friends and family ask me what's going on in my life, I find it hard to answer. "Oh, just the usual. You know, questioning my sexual orientation, parents fighting more and more, my best friend still doesn't love me back the way I want him to. How are you?" is not the response they're looking for. I can't tell anyone how I'm feeling anymore. I wish I could come out as questioning, but the overall community isn't accepting enough. I'm beginning to dread people asking me how I'm doing.

My cousin looks at me expectantly. I smile sweetly. "Fine. How are you?"

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StarLight's picture

you can tell us how you're fe

you can tell us how you're feeling.

FlyflewAway's picture

Sometimes its hard to hold back

let it all out before u blow up inside =\ take cares

Your my sunshine after the rain
`to bad its still rainin babe.
--A kidd

Andrewgirl3's picture

same probem

I have the same problem. Except I usually just sigh, and say that it was alright. Then i glare at them until they go away ;)

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