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Promise me... Do not get old! by Laurence Pallez
 

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  • Some people mold your life more than others... It can be a parent, a teacher, a boss, or even a very dear friend... For me, it has been my grandmother.
    From as far as I can remember she has been the rock on which I knew I could always count...
    Coming from a broken family, with a very psychologically unbalanced mother, my grandmother became very quickly my key mother figure...
    She always had the best (and somewhat surprising) life tips, and lessons...
    For one, if we were to be in a food restriction scenario, I would more likely be able to last 6 months with what I store in my cupboards (do I dare mention I live in a one bedroom apartment?)... World War II taught her, and she taught me...

    Sadly, a fact of life is that, every day, every minute, every second, you get older, even though for the longest time, my Grandma seemed to be suspended in time...

    And then all of a sudden, years started catching up with her...
    I lost her just a few days before Christmas at the age of 90, only left with her plea that she repeated until she was no more: "Promise me! Do not get old!"
    Letting go of such an amazing woman was difficult... Finding a way to keep up my promise... Well that brings the challenge to a brand new level, doesn't it?
    I will take any suggestions, without involving mortal sin! :)
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