“Tring Tring” the phone rang.
The old man got up from his bed and answered the phone –“Hello!” He said in a cracking voice.
The disappointment on his face was poignant. He hung up the phone saying-“Sorry! Wrong Number!”
He walked back to the bed with baby steps and tears in his eyes.
He lied on the bed and chose to sleep - a sleep that was eternal and that liberated his soul.
Just then the phone rang again.
The servant picked up and the voice on the other side said- “Hello!”
It was the old man’s son after 40 long years.
P.S.: Please express your emotions while your loved ones are alive. If not, don’t regret, cry or carry bouquets to their funerals because your smile, your touch or even a petal of flower would matter a lot while they are alive.