Thursday, August 5, 2004

A Dear Mac Letter

View the exView the new girlDear Mac,

There’s no easy way to say this – I’ve found someone else.
Our time together has been great. Hell, I’ve spent more time with you these past few years than with my own wife. But it’s time we ended it. It’s time we moved on.

I’ve never been in a relationship like ours before. When we met back in 1999 I would never have thought we would be together so long or that we would do so much together. We met as business partners, in those first days when Cloudjammer was just an idea. You helped me get the company off the ground, first part-time then full-time. You inspired and collaborated, frustrated and consoled. You made it all possible and never asked for anything in return.

We’ve also played – far more than we should have, no doubt. We were late night world conquerors, early morning sci-fi adventurers, and all day superheroes. We were also artists together. You helped me through years of writing, thousands of photographs, hundreds of compositions and projects. You tirelessly helped me with research. You kept me in touch with friends and family.

But in the end, it wasn’t enough. You’ve been slowing down lately, unable to keep up with the changing times and changing demands of both our business and personal lives. You try – I know you try – but I can’t keep on watching you struggle to perform tasks meant for a younger generation. It hurts us both.

She’s younger, thinner, and – not to put too fine a point on it – faster. She’s stepped in great – picked up the ball right away. She likes to travel, listens to the same music, and has done wonders for my writing and art. The wife even likes her, though she is jealous of the time I spend with her.

Thank you for six great years. I hope you end up with someone who appreciates you as much as I did.

- fb

No comments: