I've been playing with different forms of writing lately - poetry, prose, short story - and recently enrolled in a One Story writing class. This is one of the short stories I wrote, all inspired by the photograph below.
My mother told me on her last birthday that she would be fine leaving this world at her current age of 55.
Family reunions can be emotional, full of change and seeing your relatives through new eyes. This is me processing a recent stay with my mother, in which more serious conversations were had than originally anticipated.