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  • Her finger was practically blistered from tapping the front screen of the phone so many times in an attempt to capture the streaked magenta sky in an attempt to capture a moment in an attempt to have her future self be able to remember a memory that she wasn’t ever going to be sure she had made because the actual moment was spent touching a flat piece of fiberglass and slapping on grainy, ambivalent filters that made the picture a false representation of that which she had actually seen.

    At the same time, but still on the subject of sunsets, a not-so-young woman who hadn’t yet attained lady status, and who certainly wasn’t married, was sitting at the beach looking at the ocean and feeling the wind on her face as the fire pit in front of her cast warmth and light onto her skin, was realizing that the four elements that we need and which govern our lives are ungraspable, physically visible but unable to be snatched in one’s actual hand, and was realizing that the internet is quickly surpassing wind, earth, fire, and water as the supreme intangible Thing That We Need.

    The sunset, for the record, was amazing.
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