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The One That Got Away

In by Michael on November 21, 2010 at 12:24 am

She checked her email constantly. She’d check it first thing in the morning, last thing before bed, during meals, and after showers before getting dressed. She’d check while driving, eating, or having a conversation. If you’d ask her, she’d say she wasn’t waiting for anything in particular, but, “you know, you never know.”

Today, she opened her inbox and it all felt worth it, all that effort. She read the email from the boy, the boy who got away in high school, who was in town, flying out tomorrow, offering “so if you’re not busy later, let’s grab a drink.”


  1. Is one moment made possible by a phone worth all the time you’re only halfway present in moments because of the phone?

  2. Chris, for me the answer to that question is a clear no.

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