December 6, 2001
I admit to a longing to smack Helene, partly as punishment, partly hoping it will startle her out of her own circling thoughts. Sadly, I cannot show her how to find acceptance. I can only show her different views of the same truth, and hope she will find the path there. If she cannot accept the full truth of her chosen one, the relationship will fail. Perhaps not immediately, but at some point, certainly. The throes of new love should make us capable of setting aside our insecurities and fears. She seems already caught up in the problems and issues.