Laura? Pick up the phone. I know you’re there.
We both loved the classics, especially black and white ones. Her grandfather was a cinematographer back in the late 40s. He taught her to appreciate light and shadow; argued that black and white was actually truer to life than color, more real because of the shades of gray.
Somehow Nadine had convinced me that we should get a landline. Other than the added expense, what did I care? That said, I want to be clear on this point: it was her idea from the beginning. I was against it. Sometimes I wonder how our lives would’ve been different if I had just put my foot down and said no to the landline.
“Who the hell gets a landline any more?” I said.
“That’s why it’ll be fun,” she said. “Retro! We might be the only ones on our block to have one.”
“Or zip code,” I said.
Seeing as how we had just moved to the tech capital of the world, she was probably correct on two of those points. I failed to see how it could be fun.
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