(English) My Parents. A Tribute.

Gabriel Brandão Uncategorized, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

This is a brief translation of some paragraphs of the original manuscript (which is in Spanish; http://www.pablogonzalezblasco.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Mis-padres.pdf).

     My mother moved to her eternal home in May. This way of referring to her passing is not a euphemism, but, instead, is the traditional way in which we speak of our family at such times, and is what we say in the memorial cards. We buried her beside my father on May 23, just 57 years after the picture you can see on the left. It was a special date: their marriage anniversary. The other picture, on the right, was taken on May 23 as well, 16 years after the first one, when all the children had been born.

     During the last weeks of her illness, I was afraid that this coincidence of dates might happen again. My father was always a very romantic man, and I had suspected that he would make all the arrangements to have my mother beside him, physically, on their anniversary, since we always celebrate it as a big day in our family. And so it happened.

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