Today while I was happily having dinner with Kelvin in the shopping mall and 2 pairs of new shoes, suddenly my phone rang. It was a strange number and I answered after a slight hesitation (who’d be calling…). Then I heard a male’s voice.
“Hi Mum…”. It sounded like a teenage boy.
Then doooo… The line was cut off.
Very obvious, this could be somebody called the wrong number. But to me, a big fan of time travelling sci-fi, my imagination started running wild. It is my son from the future! I told Kelvin in excitement. He is attempting to call me from the future and perhaps trying to tell me something and the story begun.
Here, is an old photo from the re-opening of a bridge in 1941 where one of the people looks like they are dressed in a style that post dates when the photograph was taken. The caption reads: Reopening of the South Fork Bridge after flood in Nov. 1940. Many had tried to find proofs to reason this photograph; however, as a huge fan of time travelling, I would love to embrace this little piece of evidence of people moving between different points in time.
Then I thought, what if I am given a chance to call my dad when he was a 27 yo young man newly married to his dream girl? What would I say to him?
I would of course thank him for what he has done for me. And I hope he could be less workaholic. Quit smoking. Probably I will also tell him that I really admire what he is capable of doing. And I love him…
And because it takes time to figure out what to say, the words that could come out of my mouth could be, “Hi dad…”
And I’ll try to figure out from the background sound and his voice tone to deduce that he was living a happy life and then hung up. Just like what my son did :)
So thought for the day, what would you say to your parents if you are given a chance to ring them in their twenties?