Fantastic post! Listening as I type to Solomon Burke’s rendition and swaying in my head. Thank you!
Christmas Cracker 6
Oceans and oceans of emotion have flowed through the telephone wires buzzing above your head. Think of all the announcements.
I’ve passed my exams!
I’ll be home for Christmas!
We are going to get married!
It’s a Girl!
We did all we could but I’m sorry to tell you that …..
There was a time, centuries and centuries, when announcements like that came by letter or were delivered face to face. The invention of the telephone allowed direct personal communication at great distance bringing the disembodied voice right into your ear and mind.
And, humans being human the telephone has been used for every virtuous and nefarious purpose imaginable.
Right now someone is planning to call you with the aim of draining your bank account.
Right now someone is patiently listening to a tortured soul who thinks life isn’t worth living anymore and assuring them that there…
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