Infinity and Beyond

Asymptotes are a humorous concept in math. If you picture it out, it’s just like us. Assuming that I’m the curve and you are the asymptotic line – no matter how much I try to get closer to you, despite how much I travel the domain to diminish the distance that separates us, by definition, we will never be adapted to fall together.

But if you’ll ask me if there is a chance for the line and the asymptote to converge at one point; Well, I do have a concept in mind.

Are you familiar with the idea of infinity? Maybe you do, I know you watched or read “The Fault in Our Stars”. So here’s the thing: According to the Euclidian Geometry, there is this hypothetical point situated at a distance so far where parallel lines meet. That point is at infinity.

But what is infinity, really? Well, it could be the set of all counting numbers. It could also be the set of all numbers between 0 and 1. But, do you remember in elementary when division is described as repeated subtraction? That is, when 4/2 = 2 because 4-2=2 and 2-2=0, that’s subtracting 2 twice, thus 4/2 = 2. Well, what happens when you divide something by zero? You will actually subtract and subtract but nothing will happen to the number. You will go on forever, subtracting and subtracting. But still nothing happens to the number. Then you keep subtracting on. Now, how many times have you subtracted? That is infinity. Thus, infinity is forever, boundless, never-ending.

But there, the laws of mathematics fail to work. There, even the practically impossible happens. There, the pathetic curve finally converges with its beloved asymptote. And from that point onward, from infinity and beyond, they are one. It’s a happy ending isn’t it? Or a happy never-ending perhaps?

Are you?

I’m afraid of you.

The way you make me feel; it’s like standing at the ridge of a tall building. Hypnotizing it is, as if the ground gradually pulls my soul into itself. Thus, I had the sudden urge to jump for no logical reason. Then suddenly, I just found myself falling. But as I begin to gain speed, as I go deeper and deeper, as my body move towards its certain destination: I begin to realize; I begin to feel; the unbearable, excruciating pain that is waiting for me as soon as I converge into the ground. And the worst part is there is nothing I could do; I’m helplessly falling and bound to get hurt.

You are a risk I don’t want to take. Sorry if I’m craven. But I’m just protecting this fragile blood-pumping organ of mine. Call me a coward if you must, I’m just using what’s in my head, not what’s in my chest. Because even if you’re just another girl in a university of eight thousand people; Even if it might have been just a happy coincidence that the two of us met. You can’t help if I see it in you, everytime I look into your eyes. You are definitely the type of girl who’s inevitably, eventually, going to break my heart.

But, are you?