Sunday, May 15, 2005

The Funeral

It was a very hot day. I was watching NatGeo's Afghanistan Revealed when the news came.

"Mona died," my father said. I can hear the sound of a hoe biting into the ground. My mother was digging the grave in the cat cemetery.


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Digging the grave.

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Burial shroud. Mona lies inside.

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The dug grave, a foot deep.

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Placing her inside the grave.

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A friend paying his last respects.

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Someone else's femur. Dad dug a small hole near the grave and I placed it inside.

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A simple stone for a grave marker.

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Heavy rain.
A thunderstorm followed later, with heavy rain.


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In Memory of Mona
With Us For 10 Years
Leaving Behind Boy (son) and Timah (daughter)
To Mourn Her Passing

2 comments:

Simon said...

RIP, Mona.

btw, i hope you didn't name her after Mona Fandey!!!

NSDS3HvLDjJd said...

Of course not! D: