A photo a day – Night Calls

Last night our phone rang at 1o minutes past 2 in the morning. In those few seconds before answering it my mind raced with lots of terrible thoughts. Alex was out – had he been hurt? Dad is bereaved and frail – had something happened to him?

Of course, I was stuck in bed so had to wait for Karen to answer, and then relay to message to me. Luckily for us the issue was an administrative one: Alex had fallen asleep on the last train and had woken at Meopham, deepest Kent. He’d tried to get a taxi but none came and so he phoned us to pick him up.

Accordingly the night was one of mixed emotions – worry and anger, followed by a little befuddlement in finding Meopham, and then the journey home to sleep. I have tried to represent this in the triptych above.

Update: Alex bought his mum some nice flowers and me sweets as a thank you.


About Pete

South Londoner struggling with life, art and photography.
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8 Responses to A photo a day – Night Calls

  1. Catherine says:

    Words fail me – the things kids do even when they’re grown up! I identified with your reaction to such an early phone call. anything before 9am and my heart skips a beat.

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  2. Yiannitsa Cegarra says:

    Same for me, bad phone calls always come during the night. I’ve fallen asleep on the bus home from work, managed only a couple of stops but it was painful; I’d have had no one to call though.
    A lovely way to say thank you. 😉 aww.

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  3. Tanya says:

    Lol- you should have thanked him for the phone call so you knew he was safe, then told him to wait for the first train in the morning!

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