This made me laugh on the one hand – a funny image to receive a phone call from a dog – but it also made me think about loneliness, which is always accentuated at times of togetherness, such as New Year. So, let me wish you a happy new year, and encourage you to pick up the phone and call someone with whom you haven’t spoken in a while.
‘I spent the whole of New Year’s Day in my hotel room – I would have been glad to receive a phone call even from a dog. The invention of the great Edison is of little use to someone as lonely as I was then.’
Source: Vasily Grossman, An Armenian Sketchbook, trans. Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, New York: New York Review Books, 2013, p. 30 – reviewed here.
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