09 April 2006

my mom and her terrible premonitions

On Friday, my mother told me about a dream she had in which appeared my deceased grandfather. She viewed it as a bad omen, and was worried that something bad might happen to one of us. I wonder if it was really a signal, but yesterday night, a son of some friends of my parents died in a car accident. He was just three years older than me.

We used to be friends when we were little. The only memory I have of him is one where he is teaching how to “undress a pizza”, a joke that nobody, but us, thought was funny. We both grew up and we didn’t have anything in common, so he just became another person I knew, but he wasn’t really my friend. Nonetheless, it’s really weird to think that he’s gone. Today I answered the phone and it was her crying mother, who wanted to leave a message for my parents. I panicked. I didn’t know what to say to her. It seemed that any attempt to comfort her would just make her burst into tears even more.

It’s another situation where I find myself to be impotent in front of someone else’s pain.
(I’m so stupid. Just before I got the news, I was so angry at my parents I took the car and I was driving so fast, secretly wanting to just disappear.)

4 comments:

  1. En este tipo de casos no se si sea yo el indicado a comentar, supongo que seria mejor un amigo cercano, pero bueno, no se porqué te lo digo, a mi no me afectaron la muerte ni de mi tio ni de todos mis abuelos, de nadie pues, y aunque este comentario sea inservible pues, por lo menos hay alguien más inutil que vos en lo que respecta al sufrimineto ajeno.

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  2. Lo que traté de decir es que me siento mal por no poder aliviar de alguna forma el dolor de la familia que perdió a su hijo. En ningún momento estoy diciendo que eso no me afectó o que soy insensible a su sufrimiento.

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  3. Bueno era información extra, pero era obvio que no importaba.

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  4. Awww sweetie I´m sorry, sí, la muerte es algo difícil de manejar, rara vez salen las palabras necesarias para ¨consolar¨ a los demás, pero yo realmente creo que la intención es lo que cuenta,por más cursi y conformista que suene.

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