Shawn: You know, he used to tell me how wonderful you were, but guys always say great things about their girlfriends until they break up. That's when the truth comes out. You know, I've waited 15 years to find out what he really thinks about you. Do you wanna know what he thinks about you now that you've broken up?
Topanga: No. Shawn, I don't wanna talk about him.
Shawn: Now that you've broken up, he still tells me how wonderful you are.
Your efforts slowly faded away.
It seemed you had something else in mind.
You were someone I needed at the time but it grew into something more. I knew you weren’t good for me but I didn’t want to believe it. You have been a great deal of company and you taught me things I didn’t even know about myself. I always thought you were so intellectual when you had to be and down to earth regularly. You’ve been this country’s hero for years and even after all of this I will still keep you in my prayers when you head out in a few months. Though we hardly argued and everything was always fine, I never felt that you wanted me 100% and that always made me question what else it was that you were looking for. & it didn’t help that your ex-girlfriend still called you to tell you about her day or calling you when she’s scared alone in her apt. There were plenty of other red flags that I’ve seen but ignored. Clearly, this was expected to come to an end- I don’t regret any of it because at that time it was exactly what I wanted.
Hope you find what you’re looking for…
Some Imperatives by Tim Etchells is a durational performance comprising a sequence of eight short texts which are painted by a performer at hourly intervals on a gallery wall.