She misses her 3-year-old niece, who she lived with in the same house, but who now lives thousands of miles away. She's dying to see the little kid again, and afraid to lose touch. So, while planning to visit her, she makes long-distance calls to learn about the girl's day. At first, the niece was angry and wouldn't talk to her; now, fortunately, they are on speaking terms. And when she tells her that she misses her, the child describes the hurt better than any adult could: "I miss you too, but I can't pull you out of the phone."

Posted by cronopio at 01:13 AM, June 06, 2002 | Comments (0)