Hello again my dear reader,
it’s a beautiful day in Bermuda. But, it’s a sad day for my family back home. My maternal grandmother Tasoula died today after a long period of being ill and unable to even look after herself. At moments like these, the problems of work and other small things that affect all of us look their real size, much smaller than the real problems in life. I have two grandmothers and I have to admit that I wasn’t really that close to either one of them. But, it still hurts to know that she’s passed, as much as we have expected it for some time now. In the midst of all this sadness, I’m happy that my mother was there to look after her mum at the last moments. I know how tough it must have been on her, my mum is quite an emotional person. But, it would have killed her if she couldn’t be there at all. Every cloud has a silver lining and being there to comfort your last remaining parent as they pass away was the silver lining for my mum. I hope she can now move on, return home from Athens and spend time with my dad.
Times like these make you wonder about the cruelty and unavoidable determinism of the human condition. It makes you want to have more fun, spend more happy moments with friends and family before the ugly times of old age or illness begin. I’m not being philosophical, I guess I’m just looking for justification for being so far away from my own parents.
Anyway, now is not the time for a long post, more will be here soon.