My grandmother

I believe there is always one person in our life that we connect with, who emotionally understands us and who sees the world our way, even though specifics aren’t mentioned. For me that person was my grandma.

She was a good person with a kind heart, but was misunderstood. She was quiet and unassuming and didn’t take anyone or anything for granted. She was more of a practical person. Emotionally she said very little, but there were circumstances where in the right company she would open up.

She didn’t talk much about herself and I knew not to ask questions, but she did like to talk about things that mattered to others. Whenever I was on my own with her, we would often have conversations.

She was the kind of person that you wanted to be around, that you were happy being around that you didn’t want to be without. I loved spending time with her.

Her apartment was peaceful and calm. It was a place that didn’t feel like a permanent challenge. When I was able to visit, it became my sanctuary.

20 Sep, 2018

2 thoughts on “My grandmother

  1. It sounds like your grandmother was a lovely person. I can’t remember anyone in my childhood like that, although I am very fortunate that my mum is a lovely person too.

    She has had a pretty bad life and has weathered more than her fair share of storms, but carries it all with dignity and kindness. I am quite lucky to have her.

    1. Thanks. Yes, I really miss her. We can sometimes come full circle and see as an adult what we don’t always see as a child.

      You are lucky you still have your mum, particularly because as you say, she’s a lovely person. It’s important we try savour those moment. We can’t get them back again.

      This is how my grandmother was, just a lovely person. But society is sadly lacking. We must all do more.

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