Wednesday, February 06, 2013

home video

Today my sister discovered an old video we had filmed with my grandmother, on the last birthday for which she was alive. There is my dad singing two different birthday songs at the same time. There is my mother getting impatient at my grandmother's slow cake cutting skills. There is my sister trying to film us all. There is Mami saying that next year, we should bake an even bigger cake. There is my grandmother, sweetly bewildered by all the attention and obediently cutting her birthday cake. The video freezes at the point where I and my grandmother pose for a photograph.