The silence of the noise (55-er)


I desisted breaking my siesta. Loud TV Soaps…Louder jazz!

But, it was ‘kaapi’ time.

Entered the hall…

Silence.

I stared, incoherent.

The photograph beamed at me.

The wife was long gone! My little ones, migrated.

It was Just me. An entire evening lay ahead!

I slumped onto the sofa. Grabbed the remote. Turned the volume to 50.

 

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(Please excuse the silly title).

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42 thoughts on “The silence of the noise (55-er)

    1. * Hitchy – Thank you 🙂

      * Prash – Thank you…that’s the beauty of 55-ers, though many people are not particular fans of this genre of writing.

      * OG – Exactly..Loneliness hits hard. Thanks for appreciating, and many more thanks for the Youtube links 🙂 This has got to be one of my all-time fav. movies!!

      * Vimmu – Sorry, but did you actually find this funny? Or maybe it is, in a strange , ironical way!

  1. The eeriness of being all alone,
    waiting for at least the ring of the phone.
    Lonliness hanging around the neck like a millstone
    the sadness of solitude and to be all on your own.

    Pal, well written.

    1. * OG – Seriously! Must be Rajini’s all time super-duper-hits! I still remember literally ROFL at the one-liners!

      * Smithu – Thanku so much, I wish your words were true, but I am miles and miles away from such dreams 🙂

      * PRG – Its strange, how (like you mentioned), when we are alone, the phone seems to be a good enough companion, rather than a disturbance! Thank you!

  2. That was so poignant a 55er,Pal. Loved it yet felt the pain somewhere in the heart.

    You’ve such an engaging way of writing.Keep sharing like the way u do 🙂

  3. LOL .. came bk n read this one again 😛
    Gud luck Pals 🙂

    Me: Thanks, Swaram. But I’m so pathetic at contests, I just never win anything! So not even going to make a post asking for votes this time!

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