it struck me tonight as i was alone and self-consciously talking aloud....
that i often imagine very specific experiences with people in which we reach an emotional revelation of sorts, one that would be disproportionate to the intimacy level. it is always one-on-one and out of the realm of any previously experienced context.
it seems that i imagine intimacy with others, but that the conditions are always unrealistic. there is always a little tension in the imagined scene. perhaps he has a girlfriend, perhaps we work together, perhaps he is a transsexual, perhaps i reveal my emotions suddenly and fiercely and cannot read his reaction. perhaps he reveals his emotions in the same manner and i cannot decide on the correct reaction.
overall, there is no hint of this intimacy in real life and it is difficult to imagine an actual place where it would be sustained.
i realize this is a self-conscious post but i'm somewhat under the influence.
do you see the above as clearly relating to one type or another, or one function over another?