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  • (laughter)

  • So... good birthday?

  • Mm, considering it was over a month late

  • Okay well, well when we met

  • it had just passed

  • If you think about it, I'm 11 months early

  • I know I'm kidding

  • It was a really nice surprise

  • So was meeting you

  • You're welcome

  • (laughter)

  • (laughter)

  • (typing)

  • Hey, I think I need some air

  • Wanna take a break with me?

  • We can go get some ice cream

  • You know I can't right now, Janice

  • So, for my birthday next week

  • Do you think I should do a big party or,

  • just something small with close friends?

  • Whatever you want

  • Doesn't matter to me

  • I want it to matter to you

  • (sigh) Okay, sorry

  • What's going on

  • Nothing.

  • Don't... do that.

  • Something's obviously on your mind.

  • It's hard for me to explain.

  • Well, can you try?

  • Otherwise it's just gonna build up inside you and I'm gonna be in more trouble for it later

  • Um...

  • You like working with charts and graphs, right?

  • Sure.

  • Imagine....

  • A graph

  • One axis

  • is our emotional investment in each other

  • The other axis

  • is time.

  • I want to tell you a story

  • A story

  • about two hearts

  • that started in very different places

  • and the day they switched spots.

  • Do you remember when we first met?

  • Of course I do.

  • (Skype call sounds)

  • Hi!

  • Can you hear me?

  • Yup, this is Sean.

  • Uhh, I think we're still waiting on Jeff and Linda from marketing.

  • Hi Sean

  • Analytics, right?

  • Yeah.

  • I'm Janice from the product team.

  • Nice to meet you.

  • You too.

  • Not how we met, but

  • how you felt when we did.

  • Hey, sorry we're late

  • Yeah, thanks for waiting.

  • Hey guys! It's okay,

  • Janice was uh just correcting all my data.

  • Alright, so

  • It's been looking good...

  • Even though it was through a webcam,

  • I could still see the shine in your eyes

  • that's how enamored you were.

  • I'll never forget how hard you tried

  • to keep that boring conference call going.

  • Is that my line way up there?

  • Yeah.

  • You were sprung.

  • Guess I was pretty excited to have met you.

  • But, you weren't having any of it

  • (chuckles)

  • Yeah

  • And I'm sorry for being so standoffish

  • I did think you were cute

  • But I kept my distance

  • Safe to say

  • my line started very low

  • You were doubtful of yourself.

  • and of falling in love.

  • There were so many times in my past that,

  • I had thought I had found something real.

  • From

  • high school puppy love

  • to

  • college boyfriends

  • and

  • each time they ended

  • I felt so stupid

  • Why did I allow myself to fall?

  • Why did I let my walls down?

  • So I built them higher

  • To protect myself from

  • people trying to make me believe again

  • But then you came along

  • You came along with your smile

  • your strong hands

  • your

  • funny hashtags and perfect use of emojis

  • You came along with confidence

  • not just in yourself

  • but in our potential

  • I felt emotions stirring but

  • I kept them down

  • I told myself not to get attached

  • Convincing myself I wasn't that interested

  • But instead of getting discouraged

  • you could tell that I was just afraid

  • So you sent messages to make me smile

  • you listened

  • to difficult answers

  • You let your arm graze mine and

  • brushed my hair to the side

  • You really believed that after all the failed relationships

  • in each of our pasts

  • that this is what it was all for

  • Then one day

  • you made me believe too

  • (music)

  • With every night spent in your arms

  • with every time I called you boyfriend

  • my emotions grew and my dependence on you deepened

  • And for some time

  • I enjoyed this rise in my line

  • We both did

  • (music)

  • But something happened after a while

  • something...

  • I saw in all my past relationships

  • and so many around me.

  • As my line continued to rise

  • your line began to fall

  • And despite sensing this

  • I kept holding on to the hope that it was temporary

  • and it would eventually level out

  • And the sad thing is

  • the more I saw it fall

  • the deeper I fell

  • I became afraid of losing you

  • But Sean, I have been here before

  • and I know where this goes

  • If our lines continue to go this way

  • then they will eventually cross

  • And pretty soon

  • the guy who

  • looked forward to conference calls with me

  • will find excuses to hang up

  • And the girl who avoided you for weeks

  • will end up crying over losing you

  • I'll toil over how someone

  • who was so anxious to be with me

  • can become so indifferent

  • Where do those emotions go?

  • What happens to that wonder?

  • Why does interest inevitably diminish after the start

  • of a relationship?

  • You got me.

  • Is that all you wanted?

  • Did you not want to keep me?

  • This is where are now Sean

  • Right here.

  • I still believe in you

  • and that we don't have to end up that way

  • But this is where we are right now

  • I need to know

  • which way are you going?

  • (music)

(laughter)

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    Kristi Yang posted on 2017/03/31
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