Sunday, 22 February 2015

One Last Respect

My grandmother passed away just a week ago on Valentine's Day at the age of 87. Unlike gloomy situation we usually experience on a sad event like this, I witnessed such a relaxed and peaceful gathering of people, paying their last respects to a loved one. No one cried aloud or kept a longing sad face. Instead, we talked about fond memories and how we will keep her close to our hearts. I think, that is how I would want my final farewell to the world to be like.

I know it's never easy to talk about death. When we think about it, we are reminded of remorse and the fear of what comes after. No one knows what lies ahead and the unknown is always one territory that we tend to steer clear off. I myself, try to think of death as a gate to another realm that we are meant to enter one day. Inevitably, whether we like it or not. What we leave behind in the world with our loved ones will be our legacy. Our words and actions will be saved in memories, hopefully kind enough to never be forgotten.

My grandmother's passing has reminded me of my own presence in the world. The purpose of my existence and how far I've walked down the path. It is such an overwhelming feeling to see your life flashes before you and to know that time freezes for no one. One day that farewell will come. It is up to us to create the best possible memories within the precious period of time we have left.

So take a deep breath dear ones, the blank pages await us...

Much love,


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    Best regards!

  2. It does sound like a tender time for your family. A time of beautiful memories and honoring your grandmother. Sending light as your feelings rise and flow.

    this drawing is lovely and tender ~
    this line is so true and good to honor:
    It is up to us to create the best possible memories within the precious period of time we have left.

    thank you Amalia

  3. Beautiful thoughts for those who have forgone us and certain none of us will escape the other side.
    wonderful tender sentiments

  4. I am sorry about your loss, Amalia, but the love towards your grandmother seems to be strong and healing!
    Wise words about death and the sense of living... Hope to leave good memories and love behind me...
    I like your crying girl...

  5. What a loving and beautiful tribute to your grandmother. You have filled me with hope. Thank you!

  6. beautiful drawing and beautiful words x


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