Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a restful weekend, and that you’ve spent some part of it curled up with a book. 🙂 For today, I’d just like to let you guys know that I’ll be taking a temporary hiatus from blogging and the blogosphere. My grandmother passed away last Saturday night at the age of 90, so for the next one or two weeks, my family and I will be occupied with the funeral arrangements.
I’m not yet sure how to feel about her death, but the prevailing emotion seems to be relief. She spent the last two years bedridden and unable to talk, let alone do her favorite things (cook, walk around the temple, visit the market), so it was more difficult for me to see her alive but horrifyingly miserable than to accept the fact of her death. Despite the suffering she experienced in the past two years, though, her death was quick and peaceful. I have a feeling that she’s in a better place, and much happier than she was in the last years of her life. Even if I’ve stopped believing in organized religion, the whimsical side of me still likes to imagine her strolling down the streets of Paradise, with her usual market basket on one arm and her rosary beads on another, calm and content and completely at ease.
Rest In Peace, Guama. I’ll miss you, but I’m going to be okay. I hope you’re happy, wherever you are.