Watching Their Dreams

Around 5 every morning, my watchman’s phone rings for more than half an hour or more.

But he must be sound asleep.

Everything is so quiet at that time, that that faint phone ring is the only sound that I hear.

It’s a beautiful soft ring tone, as though someone close is trying to wake him up.

So surreal.

The call most likely would be from his young wife from his village or his mother.

5 am is good time to speak.

A heart to heart chat is possible between the two.

It raises many emotions rise inside me, tenderness, love, affection, feeling of missing a person, desperation…

Every morning the phone rings and I go through cache of all the emotions feeling equally affected.

15 Dec, 2015