- Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2007 -- 9:30pm
- Location: Somerville, MA
- Kitchen: My Apartment
- Dining Companions: Mike, Tim, Marco, Vero, and Ronen
- Recipe Rating: B+
There aren't many decisions that I have made that I really regret. It's not that I don't make some terrible decisions: I do! But usually I learn something from the mistakes I make, and that makes them valuable to me. Occasionally though, I regret the choices I make. For instance: a year and a half ago when my grandmother died I had a little meltdown at the airport on the way to her funeral and I didn't get on the plane. I regret that. It wasn't just that I felt overwhelmed by her death, but also that I felt somewhat responsible for it. Her life ended very miserably, and I had spent months wishing (praying), for her own sake, that she would be allowed to die.
My grandmother was in many ways very, very different from me. From her example I learned a lot about myself, about relationships, and about family. When she died I inherited her wedding ring. I will wear it as my own when I am married someday. Now I occasionally wear it around my neck, as a reminder of the many things she brought in to my life. Today would be my grandmother's birthday, and I am thinking of her.
On a lighter note, it's Melanie's birthday today too. Happy Birthday Mel!!!