Corner Bar, 26th July 2016, 22:15
Mind: Check out that handsome guy over there.
Mind: At the bar.
Brain: Cute smile.
Mind: Is he smiling at us?
Brain: Smile back!
Mind: As you wish … OMG He’s coming over!
Brain: Cool, I’m bored.
Mind: We just broke up with our boyfriend.
Brain: A nice chat will help us get over it.
Mind: Sounds like trouble to me.
Brain: Relax, buddy. I’ll take care of it.
Apartment, 27th July 2016, 08:25
Brain: Coffee please!
Mind: Wait, Body needs to pee.
Body: Yawn! BRB.
Mind: I enjoyed the guy last night.
Brain: I gave him our number.
Mind: Wow. I’m not ready.
Brain: I’m happy we’re single and I don’t want to change that.
Coffee Shop, 28th July 2016, 13:15
Brain: Get ready, he could be here any moment.
Body: How do I look?
Mind: Why are we dating this guy?
Brain: His name is Dan. I’m dating him because he entertains me.
Mind: Don’t take this too far, OK?
Brain: I can handle it.
Mind: Yeah, sure! 😉
Brain: It’s like drinking. I have fun, get tipsy, go home.
Mind: I like tipsy. It relaxes me. What about the hangover?
Brain: I throw in an aspirin.
Mind: How if the guy hooks you?
Brain: His name is Dan … maybe you’re right. I need to take it down a few notches.
Body: I need a massage.
Apartment, 29th July 2016, 09:15
Mind: That taking-it-down-a-few-notches didn’t work, did it?
Brain: Ahh – I have a hangover.
Mind: Sex after three days, really?
Brain: Hach … Alright, I’ll ask for space.
Feelings: I think I like him.
Mind and Brain: WTF?!
Feelings: I think I like him!
Brain: Please not again! Did you forget the headache from our last bf?
Feelings: I didn’t have headache – you had headache. I want romance.
Brain: I get headache but you get heartache. LOL
Mind: This is not happening! This is not happening!
Feelings: I like him. What you’re gonna do about it?
Brain: NIMBY. I’m in charge.
Feelings: Dream on!
Brain: I have sex one more time and then good bye!
At the Office, 6th August 2016, 10:30, Coffee Break
Mind: I cannot believe what Feeling did last night!
Brain: How could she tell Dan she loves him? We will never get rid of him now. 🙁
Body: Ahh … that massage was gooood.
Mind: I’m not ready for this!
Brain: You will get a complete make-over. LMAO
Mind: HA-HA! And you will have to fix all the relationship problems.
Brain: Yeah, I need to stop Feeling. Let’s try the suspicion trick!
Mind: Go! That works every time.
Brain: One wrong remark and I’m all over him.
Body: Isn’t that a bit too harsh?
Brain: Feeling is stronger than me. I need to trick her.
Mind: Maybe winning isn’t the point.
Brain: And what is the point, smartass?
Mind: Not sure, brainass!
Apartment, 10th August 2016, 20:15
Mind: Why do you guys have to fight all the time?
Feeling: Brain is always complaining.
Body: I don’t like when Dan doesn’t shave.
Feelings: Appearances are not important.
Brain: He forgot our monthery.
Body: He snores, I can’t sleep. Yawn.
Brain: He spends too much time with his buddies.
Feeling: I’m used to him now, his flaws too!
Mind: Brain, why don’t you talk to Dan? Maybe he can adapt.
Brain: Talk to a guy? Do you think that could work?
Mind: He’s human.
Feelings: Dan is not negotiable. If you have issues with him, fix them!
Brain: I just wait till Feeling gets bored.
Feeling: I won’t.
Brain: Yes, you will.
Feeling: No, I won’t.
Brain: Yes you will.
Feeling: No, I won’t.
Mind: Shut up!
Brain: Let’s have a girl’s night out, shopping, manicure-
Body: Another massage.
Feeling: Dan is coming over with a Chardonnay. Wait till tomorrow.
Central Park, 15th August 2017, 16:40
Body: Let’s lie down in the sun.
Mind: What about a little nap?
Brain: Remember why we came here. It’s decision time, guys.
Feeling: What a romantic proposal at Grand Central!
Brain: Hmpf, I didn’t see it coming. Alright, let’s vote.
Mind: Dan gives me enough attention. I vote yes.
Brain: I’m worried that we only know him a couple of months. Sorry, it’s a no.
Feeling: A big yes.
Body: I don’t know. I don’t want to get pregnant.
Brain: That’s a tie.
Feeling: We can’t give him a no. That will hurt his feelings.
Brain: I can ask for more time.
A long silence. Clouds come and go.
Heart: I love him.
Mind, Brain, Feeling, and Body: Who are you?
Heart: The Heart.
Brain: Never heard of you!
Heart: Because you guys are so noisy all the time.
Feeling: What do you mean by ‘you love him’? You mean you ‘like him’?
Heart: No, you like him, I love him.
Brain: What’s the difference?
Heart: You like and want to be liked. I want to love.
Brain: Don’t you want to be loved back?
Heart: I don’t really care whether I’m loved or not. I want to love.
Mind: What’s the use in that?
Heart: There’s no use in that. That’s what I do. I love. I shine. You can’t understand that.
Brain: Try me.
Heart: Alright. What if I told you that I have always loved Dan?
Brain: That’s nonsense. How can you love him before you met him?
Heart: Love is eternal.
Brain: I don’t get it.
Heart: Told ya!
Feeling: Is it wrong that I want Dan to make romance with me?
Heart: No. Go ahead. That’s your nature.
Brain: Is it wrong that I want to have fun with him?
Heart: Go ahead and be happy.
Mind: Is it wrong that I want his attention?
Heart: It’s alright, be yourself!
Brain: What about you, Heart?
Heart: I love. And when you are long gone, I will still be here and love and love and love.
Brain: What a speech. What’s your vote?
Heart: It doesn’t matter to me if we get married or not. I vote present.
Brain: I need a drink.
Body: Massage pls.
Feeling: I can get used to Heart.
Mind: Me too!
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