I waited 5 days before I attempted to write her back. I must have read her message at least 3 times now. I sat there smiling at the same jokes as if they were hidden in between lines and I just kept finding them for the first time all over again. I wonder why I do that? I guess it’s because a written compliment is something you possess. You can go back to it. You can relive it. And unlike spoken words there are perfectly delivered. They don’t require immediate processing or any reaction. So, I’ll slowly type my reply. I’ll have an answer for each one of her lines.
And I’ll wait five more days until she replies when I will have waited too long to start all over again.
Pieces of me