The persona describes her grandmother as tall and well-dressed with a kind smile . Her smile comes from her eyes . On her deathbed , she held persona's small black hand in her big white hand . She was not afraid to leave the world .
The persona accepts that her grandmother has passed to the other world , as all grandmother's do . Grandmother , who was of a tall stature became small , hunched and forgetful .
The persona at age three had taken a photograph with grandmother . When she looks at the photograph , she feels grandmother's presence . To the persona , her grandmother is still very much alive and smiling at her .
As we start off with our life , we stand tall and confident . We make sure everything is carried out properly without a flaw . We approach every situation with a smile even as we offer encouragement to others and receive support in return . When faced with an inevitable situation , we face the inevitability bravely .
We can feel the onset of the inevitable as we look around and notice the signs of changes . We begin to lose our grip as things change beyond our control . We may even forget to do certain things . But , finally the situation is out of our hands and we have to let go .
But sometimes there may be a memento to remind us of what we used to be . The memento helps to keep our memories alive .