It’s a kind of ritual for my mother and me to converse over a telecon at least thrice a week. We talk for ever-growing-longer duration, week after week. The ‘longest ever’ is yet to happen. Every other week we break our own world record that is set the previous time!

The other day, I was trying to get in touch with her. First tried her mobile. It was out of coverage area. Then I tried the land line. To my surprise, I could hear the bell ring in the first attempt itself. She being placed in the interior parts, the connectivity is as unpredictable as the weather forecast. I felt lucky and immediately raked my mind to find out which good deed of mine, since morning, might have blessed me with this happy surprise!

“Aai*, where were you? Your mobile is not reachable. The land line got connected in the first attempt but you took so long to pick up. I was wondering if the land line has slipped into coma yet again”, I said it all in one breath, the moment the line was picked up. Even though I have finished more than half of my life, I still secretly wish that mother should respond to me in instantaneously. When am I going to grow up, I wondered.

“I do answer prayers but sometimes it takes longer”, came the reply from the other end.

It definitely was not my mother. I grew suspicious. Thought someone was playing prank or may be a case of cross connection. Having nothing much to do, I decided to engage in some fun.

“Oh, is that God?”, I inquired.

“Yes, my child. I’m, Almighty”, replied a soothing voice.

“Then I am God’s mother here. For my sons name translates to God”, I replied winking. I knew my wink won’t be seen!

“Hahaha…agree. All ladies on Earth are motherly figures”, came a reply.

“Are you serious?”, I asked, contemplating that it’s the elder brother who might be at another end. But he was in other time zone. How can he be answering the call without me knowing his arrival, went the train of my thoughts.

“I am beyond all emotions, for I am God”, said the voice halting my thought train.

Instantly I took my mobile away from my ear to check the number that I had dialled. To my surprise my mobile screen had gone blank. ‘Battery must have run down’, I reflected in my mind.

“Your have 72% of battery. However, I am in a hurry”, came the sound from my phone.

“Is that really God? And if yes, are you here to tell me that today is my last day on Earth?”, I quizzed with much doubt.

“No, my child. Today I wished to talk to you”, assured the voice.

“But then I don’t have sufficient balance in my account for extra-terrestrial call. Don’t even know the tariff for that. Maybe it is costlier than international roaming”, I replied.

“It wont cost you a dime”

“Means, will it cost me some good Karma? Oh God, I was saving my good karma for some random acts of kindness to be showered on me”

“Like?”

“Like my posts on the blog going viral, milk kept for boiling not jumping out of the pot while I am on phone, children keeping their things back at their respective place without me burning my calories in shouting and this and that”

“It wont cost you anything”, assured God with a chuckle.

“Thank goodness! By the way which frequency do you use to communicate then?”

“It’s the frequency that matches the one inside you”

“But I was not thinking about you at all. I was thinking of my mother”. Saying that I bit my tongue. “I am sorry, I did not wish to hurt you, God”, I added.

“Do you talk to living being on other planets as well? Are there living beings on other planets? Can I some day go there? Which language do you use to speak with them?”, I asked a barrage of questions to turn His attention away from my undesigned remark.

“I understand the language of love”, replied the soothing voice. “Do you want anything from me?”, he added further.

Without wasting a moment, I said, “God please check plumbing and fittings at your end. Now a day, there is either a flood at one place and a drought at other. Also get the thermostat that controls the temperature of the world, checked and calibrated. For, at some places there is a wild fire and at some, people are dying of cold”

“You need some introspection as everything on my side is in perfect order”, said God with a hint of suggestion.

I was speechless. I thought of seeking some blessings but very next moment I heard…

“Hello. What’s wrong with you? What are you blabbering? Are you all right? Running high fever?” It was my mother!

The divine cross connection was over before I could realize. ‘Talking to mother is none less than divine’, I comforted myself. What’s your opinion?


*Aai means mother in Marathi
This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda
Prompt for the week: Conversation With God


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45 Comments

Lavanya · August 19, 2018 at 10:26 am

Haha. Is this what they call the heavenly connection?

    Anagha Yatin · August 20, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Indeed! Thanks Lavanya

aditi · August 20, 2018 at 10:58 am

Loved reading the article! Fabulous ❤️

    Anagha Yatin · August 20, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Thanks Aditi.

abhiray59 · August 20, 2018 at 11:26 am

Nice and funny post. Good to get connected to go sometime.

    Anagha Yatin · August 20, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Thank you for visiting and appreciation. Happy that you liked it!

Sajid Akhter · August 20, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Hi Anagha,

Good article with funny scenario and a thought provoking ending.

Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work. 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · August 20, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Thank you so much Sajid. Wishing you a good day ahead.

Anita · August 20, 2018 at 12:47 pm

Interesting conversation.
Really hope God takes care of the floods and other problems.
God may say we are to be blamed…

    Anagha Yatin · August 20, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    I wish too Anita. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thought!

Sonia Chatterjee · August 20, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Awesome read. You have an amazing sense of humor. I was smiling throughout the post.

    Anagha Yatin · August 20, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Thanks Sonia

Balaka · August 20, 2018 at 3:06 pm

This is both hilarious and heartwarming. I lost my Mom quite early in life and therefore miss talking to her but I am sure had she been alive we would also have set records. Mothers are indeed no less than Gods. I loved your funny punchlines throughout the post. You are truly chitter chatter funnylicious.

    Anagha Yatin · August 20, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    I am aware of that soft spot Balaka.
    Thanks dear for appreciating!

Anshu Bhojnagarwala · August 20, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Ha ha . Enjoyed this conversation between you and God. Hope to have one too some day. 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · August 20, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Thanks Anshu 🙂

BellyBytes · August 20, 2018 at 7:46 pm

Very well done Anagha

    Anagha Yatin · August 20, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Thanks Sunita. It really means a lot to me 🙂

Sachin Baikar · August 20, 2018 at 8:20 pm

The divine cross connection was a heart touching one 👍 Very well written conversation with the God (Mother) 🙏 Your instant request to check
‘plumbing and fittings’ was an outstanding thought 👍 Really enjoyed this post, Anagha.
Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · August 20, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks Sachin

Corinne Rodrigues · August 20, 2018 at 9:11 pm

Oh He truly is a funny man, isn’t He? I check in with Him quite often and find Him equally confusing! 😉

    Anagha Yatin · August 20, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Oh yeah! Finally I met some one who feels, just like me, that the One sitting up is a funny man. Thanks Corinne for visiting.

xhobdo · August 21, 2018 at 7:43 am

Loved the beautiful post 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · August 21, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Thanks Rupam

Jyotirmoy Sarkar · August 21, 2018 at 9:40 am

Fantastic write up,enjoyed through out and read it holding my breath.
Hope God will take care of every issue.
As usual the presentation is superb.

    Anagha Yatin · August 21, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks Jyotirmoy

Deepa Joshi · August 21, 2018 at 3:57 pm

you are really a great storyteller…i m impressed

    Anagha Yatin · August 21, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Aww…me blushing!!! Thank you for your kind words Deepa. Thanks for visiting

neerajme · August 21, 2018 at 9:47 pm

Sure the plumbing problem is from our side. The more we want from life,the more we lose of it.
Very Creative One!

    Anagha Yatin · August 21, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks Neeraj for sharing your thoughts on the current issue faced by us. As you rightly said there’s no end to our greed and its sad.

Radhika Acharya · August 22, 2018 at 9:47 pm

Chuckled through your conversation with God!! 🙂 🙂 Nice post

    Anagha Yatin · August 23, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Thanks Radhika. Glad it gave ypu few light moments!

Roy S · August 25, 2018 at 9:25 pm

Funny yet thought provoking.You conveyed a very important message in a light way. Enjoyed while reading it 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · August 26, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Thank you for visiting and I am glad you liked it.

talesofsuchita · September 2, 2018 at 2:39 pm

sufficient balance in my account for extra-terrestrial call — this was my favourite line and it made me laugh out loud! Thank you Anagha for that laugh 😀

    Anagha Yatin · September 2, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks Suchita for visiting. Glad it brought a light moment for you.

writenlive · September 4, 2018 at 11:41 pm

This is a cute conversation. I loved the part when you spoke on and on without waiting for God to reply 😀

stunningmoon · September 5, 2018 at 10:51 pm

Quite interesting! What a confrontation God received..

    Anagha Yatin · September 6, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Hahaha… He must have been really scared by now!
    Thanks for visiting.

PrettyMummaSays · September 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Very interesting! I would love to have that cross connection one day. Good read! #myfriendalexa #surreads #blogchatter

    Anagha Yatin · September 10, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Do let us know what all did you chit chat with Him, when it happens!
    Thanks for dropping by and sharing your wish! Amen for that.

blogitwithsurabhi · September 10, 2018 at 9:23 pm

Amazing sense of humour. Thouroughly enjoyed!

    Anagha Yatin · September 10, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Thanks Surabhi for visiting and exploring, appreciating my efforts. Owe you a treat 😎😁

      blogitwithsurabhi · September 10, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      You deserve it! And well I deserve a treat yay!

        Anagha Yatin · September 11, 2018 at 6:41 am

        😍😘

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