WordPress have just sent me a notification telling me that today is my 5th Anniversary since registering with them. It’s hard to believe that it could be 5 years ~ but I remember well that January night in 2011 when I decided to give blogging a shot. Never, ever did I think that I’d still be here or that I’d have made so many new friends and connections through this whole medium. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has taken the time to read my posts and engage with them in some way.
As you know, Social Bridge is all about connections and what caught my eye as I sauntered through a little village by the sea today was this ‘antique,’ that wouldn’t have been so out of place 5 years ago but which seems like as if it belongs to a parallel universe now.
Remember the feel of dialling out numbers that were so much shorter than they are now. The first one of ours that I can remember is 8442. And then all the rigmarole about making a ‘trunk call’ through the operator, not to mention an international call.
I wonder what news and gossip was exchanged on this particular phone. How many fingers dialled numbers? How many whispered calls were made in the dead of night? How many times was that receiver slammed down in frustration and fury? How many times was it picked up tentatively and then silently put down after a change of mind about making that call? How many times did it hear those special words: ‘I love you too?’