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on the oddness of being misrepresented to shadchanim


It’s weird to hear your own words repeated.
It’s even weirder to hear yourself quoted.
But nothing beats the weirdness
Of hearing your words quoted and repeated
And wondering, “Did I say that?”

But when you hear someone
Someone you love and trust
Relaying your words to others
Again and again
And you’re not sure you recognize those words
You adjust your view of reality
To accommodate the impossibility
Of the betrayal of trust and love

And then what gets adjusted
Is your view of yourself
Until you’re not sure you recognize
The self of you
Anymore.

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