So I was first introduced to “Love, Simon”, in the form of it’s book, “Simon vs. the Homosapien Agenda,” while I was on vacation on Washington Island like two summers. My parents and I went to this little book shop and I was immediately drawn to the table with the rainbow proudly displaying queer books for Pride Month.
Now I’m a proud lesbian, but my parents are pretty homophobic and as a result I’m still firmly in the closet for the time being. My dad tries to be understanding, but my mom, well, there’s a little hope.
But anyway, I’m trying to be inconspicuous about appreciating this beautiful rainbow themed display when this GORGEOUS girl around my age comes barreling over and tells me I HAVE to read “Simon Vs. the Homosapien Agenda.” Now I’m always up for a book rec, especially when it’s from a cute girl who keeps smiling and telling me about how she was the one who put the display together.
So she and I start talking about our favorite queer books and giving each other recs, and she keeps talking about “Simon vs the Homosapien Agenda” and how I’ll love it and how I HAVE to eat Oreos during it because and I quote, “you’ll never eat an Oreo the same way again!”
I took the book to my dad, seeing as he was my best shot of getting it, and my mom got really upset about the idea of her only daughter getting a book about “homosexual men,” I don’t know what my dad said to her, but somehow she finally agreed to let me buy the book.
So the cute bookstore girl is checking me out, I guess her mom owns the store, and she keeps smiling at me and telling me how absolutely perfect the book is. I thanked her over and over again. I got a queer book and to flirt a little with a very cute bookstore girl. And so I’m walking out the door when suddenly I hear a “WAIT!”
My parents and I turned around and the girl was running out of the shop with a small sleeve of Oreos she had packed for lunch that day. She pressed it into my hand and told me to eat them as I read. Best. Day. Ever.
I wish I had been smooth enough to somehow slip her my number, because a cute island bookshop girl? Amazing.
Long Story Short: a cute girl at a book shop told me about Simon vs the Homosapien Agenda while I was on vacation and gave me free Oreos and I’m super gay.
Yo nunca me imaginé que podía tener una historia de amor tan linda como la que tengo con vos, pero el día que llegué al hotel y te vi, yo supe que eras el amor de mi vida, de verdad. Y me acuerdo que una vez te dije que el amor no cuesta tanto, pero hoy pienso que si cuesta y vale la pena, vale la pena todas las noches que me quede un ratito mas para verte, y vale la pena cada abrazo que nos dimos y cada beso que nos dimos a escondidas, porque vos vales la pena y vales todo el amor del mundo.
Que yo no sabia que te podía amar tanto, no sabia que el cielo podía
ser tan azul, que la lluvia podía acariciarme, que el viento tenia tu aroma, que se
puede vivir sin miedo porque yo no tengo mas miedo Jazmin, porque estoy con vos
Jaz: “Yo nunca me imaginé que podía tener una historia de amor tan linda como la que tengo con vos pero el día que llegué al hotel y te ví, yo supe que eras el amor de mi vida. Y me acuerdo que una vez te dije que "el amor no cuesta tanto” pero hoy pienso que si cuesta y vale la pena, porque vale la pena todas las noches que me quedé un ratito más para verte y vale la pena cada abrazo que nos dimos y cada beso que nos dimos a escondidas, porque vos vales la pena y vales todo el amor del mundo"