somewhere in the mid-90s, thanks to an odious sunday school exercise,
young oline wrote down the qualities one must have to be attractive to men.
there are young olines that are just funny
and then there are young olines that are just ridiculous
and then there are young olines like this.
they make me want to go back to my younger self
and hug the hell out of her and tell her she's got it all wrong.
that there are people (a surprisingly high number) who will just love you as you are.
even if you are imperfect, impure, unmarried, weak,
unsuccessful, high-maintenance and breaking down all over the place.
I'm supposed to succeed.
I must be pure and innocent.
I must marry and have a family.
I must be strong.
I must not break down too often.
I must not be high maintenance.]