This is Lucy Bellwood and you’ve reached the end of the line for The Right Number, an experimental voicemail box which is going into hibernation for the next couple months.
This year’s final prompt is about permission. It’s also the first time I’ve cracked a long-standing goal of incorporating music into these messages. (Thank you, Keith Jarrett.)
Once you’ve recorded an answer, may I suggest writing a physical permission slip, signing it, and keeping it somewhere visible or meaningful? Couldn’t hurt.
You can hear the full prompt and leave a message at 1-503-673-6267. You’ll have three minutes to answer however you’d like.
Thank you for making the second half of this chaotic, lonely year a little more humane. I hope this space has afforded you a chance to feel heard.
Take care out there, and I’ll see you in 2021.