There are situations in life when temporary fellow travelers appear in a relationship. Many of us used other people, and sometimes became a temporary option ourselves.
It is said that once prisoners who fled from the northern camps took canned food with them. These canned goods did not have to be carried in the back bags. They ran alongside themselves. Very comfortable, very good. When there was nothing to profit from in the endless taiga, they ate canned food. Till the last canned food did not realize that her fate was to be eaten. And they took her with them just for this. Canned food just ran free with everyone.
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Creepy? Well, yes. Well, everything is just like in life. Do you have any canned food?
There is. Almost everyone in their life has had this canned food. Open up if hunger comes. Gobble up. Throw out the empty jar. And run on. And everyone, for sure, at least once in his life was canned food himself.
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Here is Sasha. Lives with Anya. She waits for him from work for two years, prepares him to eat and does a massage before bed. She looks at him warmly. He thinks when …
He wants a child. He still hopes to return to his ex-wife, who left him three years ago. Anya all this time runs alongside and does not know that she is just canned food.
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Here is Lyoshka. He has been waiting for a year and a half. Waiting for Marinka to call him. And at least offer to drink coffee together. He is afraid to even dream of more. She calls sometimes once a month, sometimes at two. And then he saddles his Subaru and for three and a half hours rushes along the eerie roads. Rushing to another city. Where Marina lives. She can go out and meet him, or she can just freeze. Yes, she, of course, knows that it takes him three and a half hours to visit her. In those moments when he still manages to see her, she cries into his vest. She was abandoned again by her married lover. He throws Marina once a month. Sometimes two. Then, of course, he comes back.
Sometimes he returns during those three and a half hours that Lyoshka rushes to Marina. That is why Marina sometimes simply does not pick up the phone when Lyoshka arrives.
Lyosha slept with her only twice, a year and a half ago. He had already decided that he needed her. Very very. From the first night. It happens. When everything else without this person seems to be meaningless.
So he picks up the phone when she rings. He can't do a damn thing about it. And so it also happens. Marina, for sure, understands that it is unlikely that they will rush to her from another city for three and a half hours solely out of friendly feelings. But this is her canned food. Open up if hunger comes. Gobble up. Throw out the empty jar. And run on.
However, she is also canned. For a man who has been using it for five years, overshadowing the best Marinka years, he speaks of love, but still does not leave his wife …
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Or Ksenia. Could have built life long ago. But for the last six years, every six months, for two weeks, Vova appears on the horizon. Her Vova. Her. Tired of life, once again confused by someone, swearing that he finally understood, understood everything, and there is no place in the world better than with Ksenia next to him. It does not disappear suddenly. The last days before leaving, he is picky, he does not like everything and everything is not to his liking. These days, Ksenia shrinks all inside, because he understands: he will disappear again. She'll be waiting, she can't help it either. She believes that one day he will stay. He is in no hurry to convince her otherwise.
Sometimes she will have someone appear. So, nothing serious. She knows that Vovka is somewhere. He will open Ksenia when hunger strikes. Gobble up. Throw away the empty jar. And it will run on.