A Ring-Tone of Love 1

I have a couple of blog ideas in the queue that are musings, rants, rumblings – \the usual stuff.  They’ll have to wait to be posted later, however, because on this sunny Saturday in Boston, I’ve decided to share a small wonderful thing that I experienced this morning instead of keeping it to myself.

Here’s what happened:  My husband ran out to unlock the doors of the school where he works, responding to a call asking him to do so.  A few minutes after he left,  I heard his cell phone ringing several times upstairs from his office while I was getting dressed.  I thought it must be his work phone* he’d left and maybe someone from the school was trying to reach him.  When I went upstairs, I saw there were several messages but couldn’t figure out how to unlock the phone to answer them. 

I went downstairs and began assembling clothes to do the laundry. His cell phone started ringing again.  I picked up my phone and called his personal cell phone number to tell him someone was calling him on his work phone.  All of a sudden I hear the phone on the third floor ringing again but with a different ring.   In the space of a few seconds, I realized the tune was A Love Supreme by John Coltrane.  That’s when I realized  that this was the ring-tone he’d selected for me, his wife  A Love Supreme!

I thought: He loves me!  He knows that we have a love supreme!  It made me stop , blush and grin.  It made me feel all warm and toasty

I’ve never particularly cared about ring-tones and have just been using what was already on the phone when I got it.  I think that will change this weekend especially for one special number of one special man, my husband.

A ring-tone of love, a small, wonderful thing.

(*When he came home later, I found out that he didn’t have a work phone any more in his new position.  I slept on that one..)


About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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