In Western society, we believe one of life’s primary goals is finding the perfect mate. This helps explain why so many single people spend so much time looking for Mr. or Ms. Right. We have been told through movies and fairy tales to search for the perfect love— the one person with whom we will simply live “happily ever after.”
I have one love that will always remain perfect and completely innocent.
Lynn and I met after my second year in college when I left New York City to spend four months working at an inner-city community center in Chicago. At the time, the decision to go there was a big one for me, having been very shy in high school and plagued with severe acne. Flying across the country to a place where I ...