November 14, 2004

Two months ago

Exactly two months ago, about 6:30 am, my home phone started to ring. I was half asleep and didn't reach for it in time. It stopped ringing and my cell phone started to ring. There was no caller ID on the cell phone. I usually avoid answering phone calls without caller ID, but not this time. My brother was on the phone and started by saying: "Niedobrze sie stalo. Mama zmarla." ([Something] not good happened. Mom passed away). I didn't know what to say, frozen by these words. I still don't know what to say. I still donít know how to grieve, except to repeat frequently said words of a Polish prayer: "wieczny odpoczynek racz Jej dac Panie, a swiatlosc wiekuista niechaj Jej swieci."

Posted by marek at November 14, 2004 11:31 PM