Video Review: Maria Mena “You’re The Only One”

A young man spins around and around in the family room of his apartment. Maria Mena walks up the stairs to his apartment. She talks to one of her friends and glances over to watch him spin. He falls on the floor and their friends check to see if he’s okay. She helps him up and sits next to him on the couch.

Wearing a green and pink striped sweater, she reaches out with her arms as she falls against a golden chain,  emerald rock, and lake backgrounds. She applies blush on her cheeks as she stands in front of a mirror. He stares at her, towel around his neck, as he walks out of the shower.

As she talks to one of her friends, the young man walks over to her and takes a picture of them on his phone. One of her other friends also takes a picture. She lies on the rug, listening to music on her headphones. They have a pillow fight in bed. She looks out the window and walks away.

Rating: 2/5

Maria Mena vacuums the carpet. The young man lifts up his legs as he watches a game. She glares at him as he pumps his fist. He turns towards for her a high-five. She taps his hand and pulls the cord to the mantle. Every day was a game. Video, sport, card. His friend nods at her as he walks past her with a beer. She shakes her head as she puts the vacuum away.

In the bedroom, she puts on her headphones and listens to her albums. She had made her way through the letter S after a few months. It was good to be alone for an hour or so. Sometimes, though, she drove back to her old apartment and visited her best friend. She really missed being with her best friend. However, it was time to grow up and be with her boyfriend.

He really did know her in a way no one else did, though. She figured she’d get used to his habits. But she was just annoyed all the time. She still loved him, though. Besides, they were only in their early 20s. She couldn’t really expect him to want to settle down completely. She walks into the kitchen and gets a beer. The Cubs were apparently on a winning streak.

Director: N/A Year: 2004

Pam Avoledo Administrator
Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.