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Listening to this song and thinking of my grandma, who despite all her Asian badassness was a mad reggae fan. She grew up in a fishing town and endearingly called it 'leggae'.

I was cleaning up my iphone contacts and trying to sync it with my address book. I was deleting contacts of people that I will never call again. But then I came across the numbers of Brian and my gran and even though I'll never call them again, I left their numbers there.

To all my friends who still have their grandparents with them, call them tomorrow and say hi. I know we all get busy with the things we do and our jobs and petty things like going out...but once they go, you can't call them anymore.

xo

on 2011-03-26 06:35 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] spookylolly.livejournal.com
Post Secret has been big lately on voicemail messages of people who have passed on. As in, people save them and listen to them from time to time, just to hear their loved ones' voice/s again. I have footage of people on my phone (who are still living) that I refuse to get rid of "just in case". Morbid, I know.

In 2008 a guy I worked with died suddenly one night, in his sleep. A few months later I saw I had an email from him in my inbox. To say I freaked the fuck out is the understatement of a lifetime and even though I knew it couldn't possibly be him, for a moment there I felt hope. I opened the message and saw it was spam and his email address had been hijacked. I got to thinking about all the other people in his email address book who would have had the same experience - his fiance, his parents, etc - and I became very angry that spammers, whether they're aware of it or not, could do that to people.

It was my Nan's 78th birthday yesterday and she was allowed to leave her usual spot in the dementia ward to spend time with my sisters and I. I got to give her what I suspect may be her last birthday gift and I got to hold her and tell her that I love her very much. She wept and kept apologising to me, saying it was so awful how she can't remember anything and she doesn't know where she is anymore. While it was happening, the professional carer came out in me and I was soothing and calm and cheered her up again, but when I got home last night, the granddaughter surfaced and I felt truly heartbroken that her life has come to this.

on 2011-04-09 10:01 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] hivuhull.livejournal.com
Great post! I want to see a follow up to this topic

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