Neat fact that the editor send me: the symbol that is above the link to the essay is Arabic for goodbye.
I’m going to write an essay about this man, John Updike. Five seconds after this picture was taken, I totally surprise kissed him. He turned bright red, and I asked if he’d like to join me for a whiskey. He caught the eye of an older woman off to the side and said he didn’t drink. Five months later he was dead.