It is one of my favorite phrases…”a phone call away”. It means so much, such a simple gesture, often overlooked, often underused. 

Finding a phone, quite a relic like this, while at a doctor’s office, brought to my attention the importance of keeping in touch through a phone, like we used to, and especially of the power of hearing someone’s voice in the other end.

It will never be substituted with the written word or the text that so easily comes and goes through our fingers. Although it may require a little bit more time and attention than the texting world these days, a phone call is so worth it.

There are people whom we love to hear, and people whose voices we miss so much when not heard. And I just love to know that even when they are not physically close to me, they are a phone call away.