I. My mother said to never fall in love with a writer because their words will stain my skin black from the ink on their fingertips and forever leave their mark on me.
II. She told me to never fall in love with a boy who plays instruments because the tune he plays will be the sad one that will loop in my head when my days are dim and I feel weary.
III. She warned me about boys who smoke because they just might burn me with the taste of nicotine still on their tongue.
IV. My mother also warned be about falling in love with boys who hold religion closely because they will leave you with no faith in anybody.