I haven’t left you, Gerard. I am here. I’m glad you came back to my piece so I could sample some of your writing. You are good, Girard. I’ll now have to write a story and highlight your name so that others can see what I see in you. I’ll share you all over Medium. Would you like that? Can we sit together in the cafeteria?
But seriously, though, I’d like you to pluck pieces of your response to me and make it into a new story. It’s wickedly romantic, and I feel this is only the aperitif.