Robin Hebb.

writer, performer, cool girl.




Artwork By Alja Horvat.

Our 6 year relationship concluded via email.

He was there, I was here.

He couldn’t accept it was over, no matter how many different ways I tried not to say it.

When his final email arrived, it was a relief.

The subject line was a rocket ship emoji. He signed off using the astronaut emoji.

In between he was articulate, clear headed- almost romantic.

He let me go.

I got what I wanted.

Months later we met for a drink.

I could finally ask- why the emojis?

“I thought it was obvious,”

He said,

“I was giving you space.”