Thursday, 24 March 2011

Long Distance


(In  a  gift  shop  in the old  city  market)

People  used  what  they  called   a  telephone
because  they  hated  being  close  together and
they  were  too  scared  of  being  alone.
- Chuck Palahnuik

12 Fertilize my soul:

Julie said...

Love the old phone.

Terra said...

Beautiful old phone and nice quote.

Ron J. Blogger said...

Ha ha! I love the quote and I'll bet that old antique phone is worth a lot of money :-)

Zim said...

I remember first mobile phone in our family. It was big, black "brick". It was 12-13 years ago. Everybody in our housing district could know, who had had mobile phone, because we didn't have range in our flats - so everyone, who had mobile phone and wanted to talk with someone using it, had to lean out the window. Of course, everyone had "normal" phones. Today is completly different situation. Everyone, even children have mobile phones. But people are far and far away...

Shelley said...

Neat phone...things used to be made so much more beautiful and unique...I believe thats one reason I love the old vintage things so much more than new and modern.....blessings to you Amrita...

Carol-Ann. said...

Ha! Love the pithy remark even more than the snazzy phone!

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
When Serina was a little girl, I didn't have much time to go around for visits, so I called family and friends instead. One day my little 3 yearling drew on a long sheet telephone lines with hearts in between.It amazed me that the child understood that much; me talking in the phone was heart connecting with hearts. Maybe, because I always let her say some words too, if she felt like that.
From Felisol

John Cowart said...

That phone is a work of art!

newlifeislikethis said...

When my husband studied abroad for 3.5 years, he used to call us twice a week. And the three of us, my daughters and I, would eagerly took turn to have brief chats with him.

Amrita said...

Hi friends nice to hear from you.

Yeah Ron, this phone must cost about $15 - not bad eh? And I could get the price down for you.

Amrita said...

In th e past 15 year s th e telecom industry in India is booming. There are millions of subscribers now. The mobile services are really good and in competition with each other too.

You won 't beleive it but we only got a home phone (land line) installe d in 1995. Before that we used a public booth. Did not miss it too.

My Dad gifted me a cell phone 7 years ago - just 6 months before he died

Dick said...

It looks very special.