“The truth is, Amy feels like a ghost in static now. I have kept all the evidence: old e-mails and chats, text messages, her songs. My memory of her feels contained within servers and hard drives, locked away and inaccessible. In my mind’s eye, I keep parsing through the same remnants of my time with her, the same jpegs, the same docs, the same pieces to construct a patchwork past of those four days.
WHEN I went to Georgia, we took photographs with a black-and-white disposable camera, and this is what I can remember: only the threads between these pictures. We thought we were documenting it for posterity, but there they are, haunting me with an exactness that doesn’t even scratch the surface.”
For anyone who has ever carried on a “blind” love affair through these internets — and I know that’s a lot of you — this week’s “Modern Love” may be especially relatable. It’s a great read for anyone who has experienced intense and fleeting love, loved from a distance, loved the idea of someone more than the actual person, or simply loved someone he or she couldn’t be with. [via New York Times]