A CELEBRATION CALLED FAMILY
as the year draws to a close. most of us are looking forward to the new one. I’m thinking... this will be the second year I have lived with neither mom nor dad are around.
a strange void... not because they are gone... everyone has to go... but because of the situations I confronted when they were around.
when they were there... every birthday, anniversary was a happy occasion. something to be celebrated with great joy. no matter what the condition of life was... both in their own way would emphasize this... mom by her words and exuberance... dad by his quiet smile and infectious enthusiasm.
flowers, books, CD's, DVDs were integral part of these celebrations. the beauty of what they did was... even now I remember which gift was given when... not because of the gift... but because receiving it was memorable happening. the smallest thing made such a beautiful moment.
their own relationship was one full of ups and downs. it reflected on theirs with me too… over the years... but come a happy occasion... they would somehow manage to put aside their differences and get together to celebrate.
the only place, mainland china, aromas of china. MTR, Koshy’s... these were essential actors in this celebration.
point is... we all have differences... as a family... as individuals... but if we can take a leaf out of moms and dads’ book... thing may not be OK... but they are definitely nicer.
at least they were for me over the years.