I love my whatsapp conversations with my special ones. These conversations are the real ones for me – like in knowing what the other person is thinking about a certain idea or thing or movie…anything!
To me, whatsapp conversations are certainly NOT the mindless forwards which insult the relationship between husband and wife or that propagates fraud (false) news or those that hurt the sentiments of others or those badly made memes based on movie dialogues. I firmly yet politely tell people not to send any forwards to me on whatsapp. I feel it is a waste of time to dwell on those unimportant things when we can use that time to actually talk to another person using that same technology.
During the difficult hospital times of last year, the quiet yet simple messages of hugs and healing wishes from dear ones made me a lot stronger. I felt their presence through their written words in their phone. There were times when I couldn’t talk to people over phone considering the high emotional fever that ran inside me. But these whatsapp conversations helped to calm me down. A kind word soothed me. A prayer lifted me. And I am greatly indebted to all the kindness which was passed on to me.
The conversations with a best friend can be so real especially with all those emoticons; the facial expressions are best expressed with them. Even when we are waiting in a clinic or a queue, these conversations can be continued bringing warmth to the heart.
On any given day, I would prefer a simple “Happy Diwali Uma” on whatsapp to a mindless one minute video of a lamp doing gymnastics with a backdrop of sparklers at the end of which it bursts into a Diwali message!
I always prefer the written wishes – a greeting card done by hand or a whatsapp message typed especially for you, conveys the fondness and love from that person. A forwarded wish can reach hundreds of people spanning over many groups but a single personalized message typed is way too precious for the one who receives it.
So, how are your whatsapp conversations?