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Roots and Wings free pdf I held Grandma's ashes in a dark wooden urn on my lap. Mom and I were flying her to St. Petersburg, Florida so she could have a Cambodian funeral and not wander around hungry. I didn't know why an American funeral couldn't do the same thing, but I trusted that my mother knew what she was doing. Next to me and Grandma, Mom sat with her back to me and her face pressed against the window, lost in the endless light blue sky.
The airplane rocked, and I held Grandma tightly to my stomach. Earlier I had tried to place her down near my feet.
"Grace, don't be disrespectful," Mom had scolded. So I put Grandma back on my lap and held her like I might have held a baby.
My grandmother had been only fifty-one years old when she died, so she wasn't an old lady. I had read in a magazine that being in your fifties or even sixties was like being in your forties a long time ago. Whoever wrote that article did not know my grandmother. She had been small and frail, and she was shorter than I was at fourteen years old. I could have easily put my arms around her waist and picked her up, giving her a shake or two until she started laughing. "Down, Grandchild, down," she would say as she kicked. But oddly enough, in the urn, she was heavy.
On the plane many passengers looked down at Grandma and me as they walked past our row, but only eight people didn't turn away when I looked back. A couple of them turned their eyes toward my grandmother, like they wanted me to tell them about her death. "You didn't know her," I would have said if they asked. One lady, in particular, frowned, and her eyes watered. She wanted to say she was "sorry" for my loss, I could tell. But I didn't want to accept it. She didn't know me, and I didn't know her, so I didn't think her apology would be sincere.
Mom finally turned away from the window. She had been crying again, her eyes red and swollen, her lips puffy. Considering what her relationship with Grandma had been like when she was alive, I was shocked by how many tears she had shed in the past two weeks. This was the same woman who was always blaming her mother for everything that happened in her life: What, now? Are you going to tell me how to spend my money, too? When will you ever understand me? Isn't it enough for you that my life is this way!
My mother was one of those women who spoke perfectly, walked perfectly, and dressed perfectly. Her blouses were always ironed, and the colors she wore fit ideally-never clashing or too matchy matchy. She was what the cosmetic companies called a "natural beauty." She also had a behind the older boys at school revered. So I'd never understood how "this way" could be all that bad.
Mom wiped her eyes dry and put on her large sunglasses. She sighed. "Up here, it's like we're in a different world. If not for this . . . this plane that holds us back . . . we could, you know, be free and fly."
Like birds? I chose not to say anything, though, and soon the gap between her brows wrinkled up in disappointment. It was this kind of moment that reminded me I was not as smart as she was. Or as pretty. Or as perfect.
"You have it so easy. You'll never know what it's like to be caught between two worlds," she said. She spoke to me like this often,

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Author : Many Ly
Publisher : Random House Children's Books
Data Published : 13 May 2008
ISBN : 5551834190
EAN : 9785551834199
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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