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We save the worms we think we deserve



If I were going to write a missed connections post on Craigslist, it would probably go a little something like this: It was my first year. The fire alarm was pulled in the middle of class and I marched out into the rain just like everyone else. You were a worm in the mud I noticed just as everyone was heading inside, and I panicked and reacted by awkwardly sticking out my arms to stop people from stepping on you. Finally someone just picked you up and moved you, but I thought we really had something while it lasted. A faculty member passing by said earnestly, “Thank you so much for saving that worm. They’re beautiful creatures.” And you know what? She was right. Worm, if you’re out there reading this, I’m right here waiting, baby.

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