I remember a photograph,      a few wars back, of two friends in Vietnam,         young men, walking   down a road hand-in-hand, and I thought back to      it yesterday on Washington St., watching       two young women,                  side-by-side, each with hand to ear,  speaking on cellphones      to other friends holding   other cellphones            speaking to still other    friends with cellphones, and I       thought to myself, "I wish they'd                  use call waiting to take         each other's call first, to hear                 the longing, and not wait            until the conversation      is over to                            hold hands. July 9, 2004      

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