Such odd times are these, when human relationships can be condensed into something as simple as a telephone call.

Modern technology allowed for voice dialling or speed dial, yet she felt there was something more personal about dialling in the number, keying it in lovingly, caressing the keys as she entered her access code to happiness… to him.

Sometimes she’d call to talk to him, to discuss crucial issues or to whisper sweet nothings into his ears. At other times she’d call with no intention of him picking up; she’d call just to hear the ringing at the other end. That monotonous beep had such a soothing effect, a reassurance that he was there… available… just a call away; that he’d call back the instant he was free.

He had staff meetings every day at 9:00 am, she was in the habit of ringing him a hello. She picked up her cell and dialled his number, what she got on the other end was an odd ring then the line went dead. Bewildered she called again. ring ring. An unfamiliar voice answered her…. “There was this horrible accident….”

Every now and then he crosses her mind and she keyed in his number to hear that ring… the ring that was once one of her favorite sounds.. now actually scared her. Yet she still has hope that perhaps… someday… he’ll pick up.

24/6/06 (In a Statistics lecture)

Song of the day: Yellowcard – Breathing


6 thoughts on “Cellphone

  1. LOVED every word!
    so sweet..so real..i lover her and got sad over him..
    yeah love can be jsut as cute..
    magical that only dialing his number or hearing his ring tone ..makes ur stomach do those lovely butterflies..
    yeah ..small routine ..like callin him at certain time..helps in intensifyin the bond between u two..its somethin special that u two do together…

    Oh! yeah!
    love is intangible
    yet it is clearly “touched” and “seen”…when it decides to pay your heart a visit ๐Ÿ™‚

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