#SoHappyToBeReunited

The heat on my face is glorious,
my cheeks pulsate.
The sun – it feels so close,
and I swear I can hear his heartbeat
on every inch of my skin.
I sigh, I squint,
a faint breeze dances around us.
I touch his hand and he leans onto my shoulder.
After 265 long days, our energies are meeting,
finally.
I can’t quite believe it.
I pinch myself,
relax into the chair.
I am,
we are, whole.
Here.
Now.
We are so happy to be reunited.

Wait…
I glance down, search my bag,
pull out my phone.
‘Smile.’
He smiles,
tap.
A photo to remember the moment.
We are so happy to be reunited.

But, wait…
I just need to take another,
I forgot the HDR settings.
We smile again,
tap.
Take a few more,
tap, tap, tap.
A few more,
tap, tap.
Scroll through the selection,
here we have a winner,
delete the rest,
tap, tap.
Just need to make a quick edit,
remove the red-eye.
Open in another app,
tap, add a white border,
tap, tap.
Size, 20%, tap.
Select final ratio, square,
tap. Close.
We are so happy to be reunited.

Ready to post,
But, wait…
Just a quick scroll.
He is about to get on a plane
and
they are sad about nanny Jane’s death
and
it is Terri’s birthday
and
he is eating eggs
and
there are half-price yoga mats
and
she has had her lips done
and
there are discounted holidays to Turkey
and
he is hungover…
Right. OK.
Ready to share,
Select the photo,
tap.
Pinch the sides,
tap.
It’s right now,
tap.
We are so happy to be reunited.

But, wait…
Which filter?
Lark?
Crema?
Aden?
Mayfair?
Amaro?
Hudson?
Sierra?
Or what about black and white, actually?
No, it doesn’t match everything else.
Lo-Fi.
Yes, Lo-Fi. Lo-Fi brings out the bright pink of my new jacket.
OK,
tap.
Edit brightness,
tap.
10%? 15%?
Too much,
tap. 10%.
Right, caption.
“We are sooo happy to be reunited!”

But, wait…
Emojis.
Beer, tap.
Love face, tap.
No, kiss face, tap.
Sunshine, tap.
Wait…
Hashtags.
Not too many,
no more than ten.
#reuinted
#love
#sunshine
#london
#girlswithredhair
#follow4follow
#l4l
#sohappytobereuinted

Done.
But, wait…
Add location,
tap.
Share to Facebook,
tap.
Share to Twitter,
tap.
Post,
tap.
Done.
We are so happy to be reunited.

But, wait,
Let me just just post this to my Story too.

And as I look down,
I tap
and the world turns
and I tap
and I don’t see the single bird
fly above our heads.
The one he notices
just as it’s about to go out of sight.
But it’s OK,
because
we are SO happy to be reunited.