At first I was afraid, I was petrified. Thinking I couldn’t live when you entered my life. But I’m spending oh so many nights, thinking how you’re alright, and I grew strong, and I learned how to get along with so many things from Earth to space, connected and contactable with one touch of your face…
I really should have changed my views, or made myself quit my ways, but I’m still confused, I still don’t really want you!
It’s been a month; I have survived, but there are changes to my life that I am not sure that I like! I still can’t call but I can check, and I go on when there’s wi-fi and talk and snap my friends, but I can’t see the world beyond the glare of the screen. The outside dissolves as I delve into a reality that exists as 0’s and 1’s and unseen threads through time and web and space and it is hard to disconnect when there’s always someone online.
When there is no wi-fi, you’re just another phone. A phone that works in swipes and not in the press of a key. There are many many apps that help my life get ‘better’, and I appreciate them all, but do they really make me better?
But in the end, I just can’t help it.
In my heart your cons outweigh your pros; I’ve got no self-restraint. At the start, I only wanted Maps, and now I’ve got SnapChat and Instagram and Twitter and WhatsApp. I don’t use a lot of them, but it’s still there to tempt, when I’m just sitting there and there’s nothing else to do.
And don’t get me started on Messenger. I swear everyone’s on that, and they’re always online. I put you away for a second, and I turn back when I’m free and there are fifty million messages just lighting up your screen…
I don’t regret you. I don’t hate you. You have your moments when I love you and it’s really just divine. But a lot of the time you are a gateway down a road that sucks up all my time and takes away from my life in the world.
So I appreciate your presence, and I’m sure that it is because it’s only been a month, that I am still in a whirlwind of emotions, and we’re still in our honeymoon phase, and after this phase is over, I won’t be reliant anymore. You will just be another phone, and just another tool in life, and you will fade into the background to support me as I live.
Happy one month, my iPhone. And happy Valentine’s Day, I guess.