If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.
Thanks for the great idea, rarasaur!
The letters stare at me, cold and emotionless against the glare of my computer screen. “Hello, how are you?” they read. Hello? How are you? Those four cordial words would never be enough to convey all the emotion I’m feeling right now.
Longing. Wistful pining. Heartfelt concern. Love. These deserve more than an email. These deserve more than bytes of pixels sent over secure protocols and SMTP connections. These deserve —
These deserve me seeing you face to face, seeing your reaction as I shakily speak those simple words out. These deserve me hearing how you’d respond, instantly or after a moment or two of thoughtful silence — not after days of Internet muteness.
The next best thing is a real letter, complete with my awkward strokes and tense lettering.
But what can I do? In the end, I realize it’s better not to undo.
I type a few more paragraphs. Hopefully they’ll do me and my heart justice.