"Dear iPhone" by Ekram Alrowmeim ('19)

Dear iPhone,

        You are a double-edged sword. You contain the good and the bad. You have always helped me in any place and at any time I needed you. At the same time, you've hurt me too many times. Now, at this moment, I don’t know how I am going to gather my scattered words just to say thank you. Do you remember the first time I came to New York three years ago? I don’t know how I would have communicated with people without your dictionary app. I want you to understand that I preach about all the good things you did for me, but also to let you know that I feel so bad and the reason is you. I am sure that you are now asking yourself what you did. The first thing: you are taking up a lot of my time. The second thing: you make me a more slothful person, mentally and physically. Of course, there are many other bad things you did to me, but I am not going over all of them today because this page is not large enough. I know, I know it is not your fault because I am the one that has the control over you, but also do not forget that you are an important factor. Do not get mad at me, I love you and I will not forget all of the good things you did for me. I will not forget that you are the one who helped me find my way when I got lost on New York City streets. You made my life easier, so we can work together to find the solutions for these problems that we both made for ourselves.


Sincerely,

Ekram