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A Short MemoirThere are many times I question who I am and why I do the things I do. I always feel as though with each day, I'm letting myself and others around me, down. However, part of who I am is linked to an experience I had when I was thirteen years old.
I remember thinking at the time I wasn't doing enough. I was doing everything that a thirteen year old could do, but it wasn't enough to me.
This was the day I found out my grandmother had cancer in its latest stages. I spent a lot of time with her and had grown to know her over the four years she had been living with us, and we were told she only had a few months left to live. They couldn't even find the source of the cancer and it was wrapped around major organs.
The loss of my grandfather was bearable because I was young and didn't really have any real memories of him. However, my grandmother was slightly closer to me. I couldn't see having her missing from my family.
This is Grandma's last Fourth of July. This day alway
PetalsThe grass tickled between her toes as her father toiled away with the roses by the letterbox. She watched his fingers weave between the thorns to pat the soil around each bush, humming to some John Lennon song she couldn't put a name to. Despite the sun just tipping the horizon, she saw sweat prickling his brow and his eyes squinting against the light. The fine lines on his face were suddenly accentuated by shadow, and for a moment, she swelled with wonder.
'Maria, come here,' he said, waving her over. 'You're not going to learn anything sitting all the way over there.'
Excitement sparked her limbs into motion, and she crawled over to sit next to him, careful to tuck her skirt beneath her thighs to avoid the dirt.
He picked up a pair of clippers from beside him. 'Now, you need to snipe back these diseased parts here and there from the base of the plant. It helps it grow better.'
Snipping off two pieces of wood with ease, he deposited them in Maria's outstretched hand. Their rough textu
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