Someone close to me sent me a text. On my birthday. Wonderful! Very kind.
And then I spotted in a string of emojis they had added at the end of the message, what appeared to be one of a dinosaur.
A dinosaur? Yes. It forced me to ask whether this was some subtle reference to my age.
Oh no, they replied . . . “I’ve just decided to put random emojis on texts. Seems a shame to use so few of them. However, I hadn’t considered the nuances of each one.”
I admired this very considered, reconsidered position on their new emoji habit.
But it was the notion that there are things so often unsaid that really appealed. Yes, it does seem a shame to not communicate when we really can and should. I agree.