She looked up at the hotel we were all staying in and said, “The world was so broken when I was young. I had so many plans. I had so many plans to fix it. But, well, then I got married and had children and I took all of that energy for those plans and put them into protecting my children so that one day they could fix things — but, they just went on ahead and got married and had their own children and now those children are getting married too and — and, well, the world is still broken.”
What a marvellous piece of writing. I think about my grandmothers before they both passed. Sadly, I didn't know them very well. I was too busy with my own life. I was too busy being a youth and doing what youths do. I will always feel guilty in not bothering with them as much as I should've done. Still, I love them. I wished I could get another chance. Thank you for such a lovely story, Benjamin. You have gained a new follower.