So, it is day two of the five day ‘LOL-a-thon’ organised by ‘The Momsteins’ that I am part of. Join us to read some wonderful letters written by 26 cool bloggers. Stay around to read some amazing letters coming up.
Today’s prompt is perhaps my favourite ‘Letter to inanimate thing’ and I like to take this opportunity to sing peons about my mobile.
A letter to my Mobile
My dear Mobile,
I have used you so many times to send mails to my family, friends and business contact. But today I want to send a mail to you; not just you my Motorola G4 Plus, but all the versions (like Mihir from Kyun Ki Sas bhi Kabhi Bahu thi) that came before you. And to start, let me quote my man John Donne to you:
“I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then?
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den?
‘Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee.”
Yes, I can’t remember the time when you were not in my hand. Were we really living then? How did I survive not telling my friends that I was just 5 minutes from the meeting place whereas I had just begun the journey? Or what about those missed call from that special someone, which meant I had to go to a secluded corner and call back! Before you came, I had to go to the STD booth and spend money because I couldn’t risk that call in my home!! Now that I am a parent, I wondered how did my parents survive without knowing what we were doing every 20 minutes when we went outside?
True you were not this smart when we started our journey. There was a time when you could do only one or two things; like call and receive call and text plain SMS. But as my children grew, so did you. First you could take grainy pictures, then you became the radio and then; my entire life. You are the first thing I see (for which my husband is so jealous) when I wake up, and at night, sometimes I mute you under the blanket as you show me yet another episode of Law and Order: SVU in Amazon Prime. I may delay feeding my sons; but I don’t delay plugging your charger because, otherwise I will miss that so important WhatsApp forward about how our national anthem has been chosen as the best national anthem by UNESCO. I also dress you up in such fancy covers; and my heart breaks a thousand pieces if I see a slight scratch on you.
Remember the time when I couldn’t find you? My naughty sons were playing with you and you got stuck in the sofa somehow. And I was so frantic!!! All I could think was how I am I going to see what my Instagram friends have eaten for lunch or what lipstick they are wearing today. Oh! that must have been the most worrisome 20 minutes of my life. I am a scary cat when it comes to you; you are the costliest version I have bought so far, and I was very unlucky with your predecessors. Some were stolen by the enemies of humanity whereas some just gave up their will to live.
You have made my life so easy. At a single command, I can know who that actor was in one particular episode of a series I had watched 10 years ago. You have brought me closer to the world; I can now talk and share my life with anyone from any part of the world. I may not have met my relatives for the last two years or so, but thanks to you, I know whose son came second last in their kindergarten foot race or what my second cousin’s sister-in-law’s brother-in-law had for breakfast.
You have made me realize that it is not enough to just enjoy a beautiful sunset but make sure to catch it and then spread that (with good filters of course) to the world. I sometimes shudder when I think how I spent all my important occasion when you were not there; true I have photographs of those moments but with you, every memory now is at the finger tips. There was a time when we had to memorize phone numbers; now if you are lost, I can’t remember my husband’s number to call him to say that I have lost you.
There are so much more I want to tell you. But I can see you are at 10% charge. So I will end my letter here and put on your charger. And also make something for my sons who have been crying for food for the last hour or two!!
Please leave a comment if you love your mobile. Also, I like to thank Alpana Deo for introducing me. Please read her prompt post here. Furthermore, please visit Aashi and see her letter to an inanimate object here.