Text messages don’t really seem to be weighty enough to end a friendship. But what else can I do? It seems any other level of contact would be unwanted. It’s kind of gutting, the way these things play out – the way you know you’d have done things differently if you knew then what you know now. I suppose the next stage is to excise any presence from my life. Delete the phone numbers stored in the phone, delete the e-mail addresses stored on the computer. Close the door. Cut the cord.