“Ask a Lady: He Got Game?” on Harry’s Five O’Clock

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The following is an excerpt from a piece originally seen on Harry’s Five O’Clock Mag:

“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower/ Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” – William Blake 

Sitting across from me is a gentleman of 30-something years staring fervently at the screen of his little phone. His concentration is palpable, unwavering. With little twitches of his wrists he moves the device this way and that, drags his fingers along its smudged surface. The world around him has disappeared. He does not notice the people that come and go. Life begins and ends here: In a video game. Yeah, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I’m pretty sure William Blake wasn’t waxing poetic about Candy Crush.

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