Sunday, 12 April 2015

Family gathering for my mother's 92 year old birthday ...

Family gatherings are of utmost importance but more so when they involve a birthday of someone who turned ninety two years old and has always been the imposing and inspiring matriarchal figure of the family (even at a distance).

Having had to fly and drive from various cities the three of us managed to gather at my mother's for her birthday for the first time in a long time. Arrangements were secretly made and kept (which in our family is rather difficult when it comes to anticipated surprises).

Around a  restaurant table facing the sea, (which has been an equally important factor in our lives) we spoke and let her speak of everything that has marked our now rather diminished family dynamics ... in a sequence of moments we will not forget for a long time ... (of that I am absolutely sure). 



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