Andrew Hall
2 min readApr 14, 2024

It turns out I was dating a Potemkin Village

(Note: Grigory Potemkin served under the reign of Russian Empress Catherine the Great. By all records she was great, however, many parts of her empire that were not. In short, it was a dump. Reportedly, Grigory wanted to hide the truth from her. While touring the countryside he made sure she only saw beautiful villages and happy serfs. None of it was real. He had created fake villages and filled them with those who would play the part.)

I woke up early this morning to discover my life was a lie. Perhaps I’m being over dramatic. Let me try that again. My entire life wasn’t a lie…

Andrew Hall

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