The grandma was listening to what the younger members around were talking on technology advancements in respect of communications..
“Aunty! Now a days the communications across the world are so unique and fast that you can easily and distinctly converse face to face with your dear ones living far away and express your emotions as you do when they are near to you.. The distance simply melts out here and the bonds forever remain intact!”
The grandma nodded her head with a smile and said,
“Yes, dear! It truly helps a lot.. In fact, these days, I'm making use of this technology development in communication making daily video calls to my loved ones staying far away.. Only on 2 recent occasions, I was a little sad and disturbed thru’ this communication which appeared to be not so much supportive compared to face to face talk..”
She paused for a while and continued..
"The other day, I happened to show my little grandson the special toy car which I bought for him to be sent by post with its special sounds and dazzling colors and the cute Little One eagerly came forward extending his tiny hands to take it from me.. I was stunned instantly for misleading him thus and it made me sad for a while even though I sent it to him by post the next day itself..
On another day.. As soon as the video call was picked up at our end, the boy instantly noticed the fruit I just finished eating and started crying for the same.. When I enquired, by bad luck I came to know that the same was not available with my daughter at her home.. The Little One cried for a while and later was consoled but I felt very bad at my heart for giving a hope in the mind of the child of having his favorite fruit but physically not able to do that..
Apart from such small setbacks in this communication, the most interesting thing here is the way the boy happily converses with me making cute gestures, correcting me once in a way, innocently speaking out certain truths 1:1, the small smile he puts up on his face whenever we start speaking on this reality cum virtual interaction and how my boy uses the Mac from his end to converse with me himself doing all that finally ending with many hugs and flying kisses..
I can never forget all those nice interactions with my boy and I kept with me the photo sent by my daughter showing how the tech-savvy little boy handles the Mac during our active conversation..
Whenever I see this photograph, it instantly brings a great joy in me and further makes me eagerly wait for my Little One's call on the appointed days at the appointed time!"
Keywords: communication, video call, grandma, grandson