– I created this perfect image of you. So perfect, so unreal, it drove me insane. I guess that’s why I would always seek your company.

– I don’t understand.

– Well, being around you made life bearable. Seeing this real person in front of me, with both faults and wonderful qualities, anchored me into reality. Otherwise, I’d be this lunatic dreaming hopelessly of something that doesn’t exist. Impossible, unachievable and, ultimately, a waste of time. Incredibly painful, too.