“My Favorite Shirt” by Kim C. is one of the best uses of analogy I’ve ever read. It’s absolutely true that in this day and age, love is treated just like a favorite shirt – discovered, displayed, shared, cherished … and if it doesn’t fit, thrown away and forgotten. People can be just as careless with love as with a shirt; if there’s a flaw, some just give it up and pass it along, while others will try to mend it so it can be treasured again. There are as many types of love in the world as shirts: flashy, elegant, decorative, joking …. One has to wonder what shirt corresponds to true love.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.