It was six years ago when Via entered my life. For me, it was love at first sight. He was everything I ever wanted – maybe he wasn’t very tall, but he was definitely dark and I thought he was handsome.
Since that first day he’s always been there for me.
When I was cold Via would warm me up.
When I was sleepy he’d energize me.
When I was hot he’d cool me down.
When I was having a bad day Via would turn things around.
I knew I could always count on Via to be there for me – hot or cold, rain or shine, for better or worse, in sickness and in health,
for richer or poorer Oops, got a little carried away there, but you get the point. I relied on Via and looked forward to our time together each day.
Then a little while ago I noticed something was wrong. Via just wasn’t himself. He was still dark and handsome, but he was starting to slow down and his industrious hum was more of a growl. I didn’t know what was wrong, so I turned to Google for answers.
Google came through with suggestions that helped for a while, but I’d seen the writing on the wall. I knew our relationship wasn’t going to last forever.
Then one day, it finally happened. Via slowed to a crawl, made a terrible grinding sound, then just stopped.
It was the end of the road for dear Via.
I didn’t know what to do! I knew this day would come, but I wasn’t prepared. How would I wake up in the morning? What would I do when I go hot, or cold, or had a bad day?
Why, oh why did I take Via for granted?
What am I going to do now?