This is the official blog of Winna Efendi, author of several bestselling Indonesian novels.

Minggu, 01 Agustus 2010

Day 08 - a photo that makes me sad

Not going to post any photos here, but I will tell you a story about the photo that makes me sad.

Just flicking around the photos in my digital camera a while ago when I stumbled across the last one. It was of my family, on Chinese New Year around 4 years ago. My grandfather was on a wheelchair, not quite looking at the camera. He looked so frail and so old, it brought tears to my eyes.

He died 3 years ago. It was during the early weeks of Eid Mubarak, and I remember sitting on the hospital cafeteria, waiting. And then he was gone.

It was the first time a close family member died.

So when I looked at the photograph, I was constantly reminded of how it used to be, the trip we took to the zoo and arcade, the things he'd done when we were younger, the things he said, and the look on his face.

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it make me remember my grandma :(

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