“When I was your age…”
When you’re dating someone 13 years younger, this is the moment your relationship changes.
It strikes a nerve—in both of you.
Suddenly, one of you feels young, while the other, extremely old.
It reminds you both that your love isn’t wildly accepted by the outside world, and maybe, the inside one as well.
It doesn’t change how you feel about her, merely the situation.
Why couldn’t we have both been born in the same generation? Why did Grunge happen when she was four, while I was rebelling in college?
Why didn’t our nostalgia match?
Our passions were the same, and every bit as intense.
But she was still searching for something I had found.
When I was her age…sigh…I was every bit as passionate as I am now…and every bit as lost.