Monday, June 11, 2012

Ruby Joy

Daughter Serina came home from Ireland to help organise the annual May 17th celebration. That is, she spent four days ironing, decorating, buying and cooking and visiting my mother at the nursing home. When Gunnar and I joined the party may 16th, my mother was a bit under the weather. Little did we know that one of the leaders of the home had terrorised her for over an hour the day before."Admit you are satisfied with how you are treated. Admit that we have done nothing wrong e.t.c." The leader shot herself in the leg, she put it all in writing. As you see Mom is not happy here.

 Her grandchild intuitively sensed something were wrong. My mother would not tell.

 Then we all began joking and enjoying the moment. Just look how my mother gradually loosens up, and so does Serina.

They started telling stories from when Serina was a child and said "I feel unjustly treated," because her Grandmom wouldn't buy her a pair of red shoes fitting an adult. (she was three at the time and she never got that big feet to fit the shining red shoes.)

The laughter must have filled the whole institution and the joy melted away the black clouds in our souls.

Isn't it amazing how much a good laugh in the company of loved ones can heal?

Magical Mystery Teacher is hosting Ruby Tuesday 2 together with Gemma Wiseman