Friday, September 30, 2016

Fitbit Romance

He asked me to take a walk down to the shore.
It was a beautiful evening, late in the season as we’re preparing to leave our summer place, our summer life.
How romantic, I thought, that he wanted to share this walk with me.

As we strolled down the road, past the woods and our neighbor’s quiet houses,
I noticed he was fiddling with the Fitbit that is always around his wrist.
Fragments of an conversation from earlier that day floated into my mind
Something about a malfunction…frustration…all his steps not counted…his daily goal in jeopardy.

I turned and asked “This is about getting in more steps, right?” 
“Yes”, he replied, enthusiastically.

We kept walking and I stayed with the romance. (sigh)

Fitbit Romance
Sue McLeod
September 30, 2016

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