Sunday, May 19, 2013

"I'm giving my body to science." - Grandma

   Sometimes it takes almost silly and foolish actions to keep each other sane. Like holding wig parties! Ever since Grandpa has been in home hospice, Grandma has unfailingly stood by and kept watch of him. Mom as well stays out at the farm half of the week to keep an eye on the Eye. Things can get hard when solitude is a daily staple in the diet.
   Well this afternoon as we congregated together to celebrate life with a "wig party", the conversation turned a little sober. . . hospice, senior centers, will's, family duties... and such. I stood up to get more lunch as I kept half an ear to the conversation. All of a sudden I realized that grandma was explaining in all seriousness what her plans were for herself and grandpa after the two had passed away.

   "Oh ya, they come and pick your body up and everything."
I started to snort and laugh... Everyone around the table began to joke, "Well you know with the gas prices these days, what else can you do?"

Grandma is serious. Grandma is refreshingly genius. All for the cause of science right?

It's been a very busy and tiring week getting used to manual labor again with my job, but it's been lovely to be able to be outside getting dirty. Must stay focused though. Memphis drifts like fog when I return home. Focus, focus... keep thinking art thoughts girl.