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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Grandma

12:51 AM PST
A little while ago Dad called to say that she passed away around 12 noon, IST on 4/23/2011, Saturday. I knew it when I saw Dad's number on the caller id. 1- He never calls up so late at night. 2- We talked about her often, and he never sounded so disconsolate about her gradually deteriorating condition before like he has been recently. So, I knew before I heard it, and had cried through evening wondering how it would be to never see her again- if Dad's fear were true.

It seems so unjust that just when I have begun a new life, someone so dear to me should end her earthly existence. I can't say it was abrupt- we had been expecting it for months now. But bereavement is never easy- apprehended or not.
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3 comments:

amitabha said...

We have to accept reality.

Moumita said...

Very sorry to hear this, Aparna. My condolences. It seems just a few days ago that She quietly came into the dining room and sat with us, when we were having lunch at your place. RIP.

Aparna Kar said...

@Moumita
Yes. And I asked her if she thought you were pretty, and she nodded an affirmative. She hardly spoke unless spoken to, very reticent, but always had an opinion - usually a correct one when she saw someone. Years of experience, I suppose. My only comfort is she met Sangy before she passed away. I always feared she wouldn't...