Grandfather – 01-05-2013

This was my granddads condition yesterday, if even. A flickering flame.
My plans today changed just as I was on my way out the door. My dad called, and told me my grandfather might not make it through the day. Still dressed in yoga clothes, I went to the hospital with my mom, where almost our whole family was. He was still conscious until the afternoon, which was just long enough for him to realize that we were all there with him, his children, grandchildren, their girlfriends, boyfriends, wives, husbands, and of course Giana. The rest of the day he slept, his breath slowing down as the time went on. After spending six hours there, I needed a break, so I headed down to the yoga center. That really brought some peace to my mind, in ways I couldn’t have imagined. With higher spirits I went back to the hospital and spend another couple of hours by his side with the family. In that room, the mood changed continuously between incredibly heavy to feather light and back again, while sharing memories we had of him. That experience, all the family together, with NK struggling with his breath in the middle, was strong. You could almost see the bond. I could imagine no better way to part with him. He will always have a space in all of our hearts.05-01-13 Grandfather


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