The Girl Who Wore Red on Her Grandma's Funeral (3)

Posted March 6, 2015 from Philippines
Standing afar
Maria stayed far from her relatives at the cemetery.Photo by libudsuroy. Creative Commons.
Final view
Final view: Maria's mother wailed as family members view their departed one last time. Photo by libudsuroy. Creative Commons (1/2)

3rd of a five-part series

Later at the cemetery, Maria stayed far from her siblings and cousins, near the open grave. From where she stood, she saw her wailing mother asthe latterand her siblings took a last look at their mother. Soon the coffin was lowered and her cousins threw some flowers and handfuls of soil into the pit. As her cousins stood at the edge of thepit curiously watching as the pit was covered with more soil, Maria stepped back. How can my lola breathe inside the box? She asked silently.

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Yvette Warren
Mar 11, 2015
Mar 11, 2015

Such sweet innocence.