The Word Hello
The first instance of it interests me a bit, a lot.
Surely the advent of the telephone augmented its use.
You can't see the person, and have to say something.
Rewind the tape -- Is there a need for this greeting?
My answer is yes, in whatever form it is manifested.
The rubbing of tricep upon tricep. Some sort of grunt.
A mutual shin kick when the beast is downed by a duo.
Prior to all language, an acknowledging - two are better.
Communication turning on the happenstance of vision.
Only in seeing others did we become individuals.
We, the humans. Some animals do have better sight.
But none have an appropriate response, phone ringing.
Interesting that we now say it most often to the invisible.
Even as I have relayed these thoughts to you, unseen.
The word hello -- evolved to a present state of incognito.
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