It passed away on 6th April 2020….slowly…. the last few hours were a struggle inspite of being on the ventilator (plugged in). Its reading kept declining from 26% at around noon to 3% at 9 PM. By then it was too late. Just couldn’t be revived and it passed away silently at 10:10 PM (0% was the reading ).
No, it did not die due to COVID-19.
It would have turned three in July 2020. But sadly that was not to be.
It was my constant companion on my walks, in the clinic, in the kitchen, on my holidays, on flights and trains, in the car, when I went shopping. Here, there and everywhere. I couldn’t think of venturing out without it. It was my recording studio, my “go-to-friend” when alone, when I wanted to do a crossword puzzle, play a word game, check the weather, catch up with the news / score, wish someone a Happy Birthday !!
It will be missed. Sob !! Sob !!
I’m talking about my dear mobile phone whose battery just conked off leaving me locked out and logged out in the lock down!
For sometime I could not imagine what I would do without it. It was a scary feeling – no way to communicate, to stay connected as we don’t have a landline connection at home. It would have been devastating.
Thankfully as luck would have it – my hubby had an old, used instrument with him which came handy. My SIM was transferred into it. Lo and behold !! it sprung to life. (They say “old is gold” and it proved so right ).
It was like the AATMA — read SIM— shedding its old body [L6] and taking birth in a new one [Experia]. After all we do believe in rebirths in our country. Don’t we ???
Well, I’m still getting used to the new instrument, downloading the apps, the keyboard looks different, so does the home screen (After all it is a new body). It will take a while to get in the zone with the new [old] instrument. But certainly happy to have one without which I would have probably gone into depression and wouldn’t have been able to post this obituary.
Also my laptop is at present in a critical condition, holding on at 15% battery life…. I hope it survives till the lock down is lifted so that it can be rescued.