“Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.”- Walter Scott.
Everyone had left the room, so in earnest my Grandmother and I made a rope of tied together bedsheets,and I put Her on my back and threw the sheets out of the window. Then together We scaled down the side of the building and away to safety and into a world of happiness. At least that’s what I envisioned as I sat next to my dying Great Grandmother in a rehab facility bedroom. The family had come to the conclusion that She was soon to be departing Earth, so everyone had come to visit Grandma before She left. However, when I was left alone with Her with this vision in my head, I started to describe the adventure We’d have together while She giggled. Of course in reality both of us were pretty much stuck in that room. I could no better sling Her on my back as much as She could make Herself young again. Sometimes, as hard as we try it seems impossible to change ourselves. Even though I wasn’t able to make our comic book adventures come true, it doesn’t mean that nothing else is possible. In reality We can’t all jump out of windows, even though in our dreams we can. Luckily, in this World our dreams are possible if given the right environment and the chance. Even though I may not have been able to whisk my Grandmother away, Her wisdom still remains. One that taught me to to get up and get dressed to meet the day even when no one is going to see it. There’s something to be said for an effort that doesn’t beg for attention but is simply for ones self. This illustrates that you don’t need validation from others to be complete. At whatever age until She was 97, my Grandmother got ready and dressed for the day even if She was alone just watching television. How appropriate that a Woman that had lived through the depression taught me to have class and to value what you have. By enduring an era that was so well acquainted with lacking She learned to value and appreciate what She did have. That’s something we all need to realize and work on.