Today's free-write* is on Telephones.
I remember when they first came out with the Princess telephone. It was so sleek compared to the ordinary telephones, and it had a light on the dial, which was really cool.
Now telephones are called "land lines," otherwise you're using a cell phone. I don't own a cell phone, and don't have much desire to, either. My telephone at home is enough.
I remember the black telephone in the bakery. Literally caked with cake. It was sure heavy.
These days when the phone rings, it is more often a telemarketer wanting my time and money, rather than someone I know.
Used to be that you could find a pay phone on every other corner, and now one is rarely seen.
*A free-write is a type of automatic writing, where you just go with your stream of consciousness non-stop. There's no thought to spelling or grammar, and no editing of words. Supposedly this opens the mind up to greater creativity. They can be 5, 10 or 20 minutes long. Suggestions for freewrites are always welcome. Visit Evie, with whom I freewrite, at the space between colors.