Don’t you just hate it when you get a phone call from a number you don’t recognize but no one says anything when you answer? You say “Hello” a couple times more but still no response so you hang up.

Of course then you start thinking that maybe it was someone from the past…maybe a lost love…someone who couldn’t live another minute, draw another breath, without hearing your voice…someone too afraid to speak your name so they say nothing…choosing only to listen to your voice.

Then a day, maybe two later, the phone rings again and the call is coming from the same number. You answer, heart thumping, afraid.

You are not interested in refinancing your house. You hang up.

Isn’t Hope a funny thing?

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