It's an interesting thing, to be sure.
You find people that you enjoy being around, and you try to be around them. Makes perfect sense! Y'know, they don't really show any signs of discomfort around you.
And then everything starts going somewhat sour, at times - clipped responses, an unwillingness to speak to you at all... y'know, stuff like that. Of course, you aren't the one trying to do anything bad - you're trying to close the gap between the two of you, but sometimes, others just don't want any of it.
I wonder why that is. I guess some people don't want understanding, or someone that simply wants to know how they're doing.
But then there's the other half of this spectrum, a half I find a little more common - when those people decide that hey, you're a cool person who's trying to be a good human being. And so they reciprocate.
That leads to a lot of things - staying in touch, friendship, love, marriage, etc.
It's funny - I've had one or two experiences like this.
And of the two times, the first was more ambiguous.
It was someone who I really enjoyed talking to. And they disappeared one day. I never knew why, but I can only hope that they're okay. We had so much fun, and I bet we will again.
So I hope that more people try to find the brighter half of these things, and to not give up in the face of adversary. We could use some people like that - people that aren't afraid to speak their minds, who aren't afraid to take some small steps to a big goal.