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Strange Angel Above | 2009-08-23 |

I attended my two seconds cousinís baptism on Saturday. Someone mentioned that they were happy to hear that Iím going for my Masters. That caused a slight pause in the conversation when one of my Aunts said, ďItís too bad your Grandmother isnít here to....Ē and then she trailed off. It really is my biggest failing that I didnít get all this done before now, in order to have her witness my "accomplishments." The only reason I had no intention of walking when I got my B.A. is that she wasnít going to be there to witness that moment.

Things just have less meaning when the most significant person in youíre life isnít there to share them. Itís going to be five years since she passed away, and really the pain of losing her is always below the surface. It never lessens.

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