Who I'd Like to Meet

A drawing of a cartoon man pointing upwards

Hey there! This post was written in 2008, so it may contain information that is no longer accurate or thoughts that no longer reflect how I feel. As human beings, we're constantly learning and bettering ourselves through experiences and interactions with the world and each other.

I keep posts like this around for historical purposes and to prevent link rot, so please keep this in mind as you're reading.

— Cory

There's something to be said about a girl who can outshine all others without makeup, expensive dresses, or high heels. She shouldn't be afraid to get a grass stain on her clothes every now and then. She should be graceful in her steps and careful with her priorities. Public affection should be something she anticipates, and she shouldn't mind holding hands, being caressed, and an occasional kiss.

Not afraid to show her true colors, she should be assertive and inspiring. Creativity should flow through her every thought and act as a fingerprint to everything she does. Her curiosity should never settle. She should be anxious to learn and eager to teach.

She should be generous, never reluctant to give love, advice, and piece of mind wherever it is needed. A victim of chivalry, she should be taken by surprise when she least expects it and satisfied when she most desires it. A girl. Special. Unique. Loving. Honest. Faithful. Confident in herself, with a bit of reliance on something that makes her feel complete. She should be beautiful, but not in the way the world expects her to be.

Most importantly, she should be herself. And she will be loved.

This seems to be making its way around the Internet again lately, so I figured I'd point out that this—along with all the other poetry and similar writings on my site—is original work. I initially wrote it to put on my MySpace page during a rough patch where I was single, lonely, and openly pathetic about it. People liked it so much that I eventually put it here. You'll find bits and pieces of it all over the web, and some instances where it's been copied in its entirety.