Thursday, 25 January 2018

Penance



"I won't call her. She talks a lot. doesn't listen to anyone else. I am not gonna listen to her bakwaas.."

"She is your aunt Fiza. She lives alone & you know she is like that only.. always over enthusiastic, over chirpy, too talkative who never lets anyone speaks. doesn't even think what is to be said to whom.. just speaks, speaks & speaks.... but, be courteous. You should call her occasionally. she was asking about you last time when I called her 3 months back."

"OK, will call her."
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The call went on for 20 minutes. Finally, she had to cut the call abruptly saying that she was not able to listen to her aunt due to the disturbance in line.  
"as always, she did not let me speak. where has she drawn the power to speak too much.  Thank god I cut the call. "... thought Fiza.
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And.., her aunt was all alone again, in her big home... with just walls, silence & loneliness to talk with. It's been 20 years  living alone after her husband died & only son left for abroad. Life was good, no financial problem as her son sends money every month. but...! she stared at the phone that has become lifeless once again after the call was cut... & with a deep sigh returned to her penance of silence.