Five Minute Friday – CONNECTED
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SCREEN
The sounds of the television, from the bedroom and the radio, in the living room, joined in the middle of the small house to create a cacophony of sound. Yet, despite the sounds bouncing off every wall in the house, the silence screamed louder.
The curtains were pulled, the house bright with lights from every room. Yet the darkness seeped in, under the doors, through the curtain cracks, the loneliness could not be hidden.
The small beam of light from the computer screen offered respite from the screams of silence, from the depths of darkness. The computer screen held people.
People willing to talk through a chat room. People leaving messages on virtual walls. People sending emails.
The computer screen, connected to the internet connects people.
Five minutes are not ever enough time. Still, I managed to stop. How about you? How do you stay connected? If you’re a writer, even if you’re not, come and play with us, at The Gypsy Mama’s site.