We buried my gran today. I’ve got an image stuck in my head of the ground peeled back sardine-can style, all fake turf and stuff just rolled out of the way, and her coffin sat at the bottom like an under-resolution cigar. There’s a green field about her stock-full of tombstones (a nice selection of canadians blown up by a nearby ammo-dump), and a white marble church set against trees and a blue sky. Very traditional. She’s in there, beneath the ground, and all I want is to say goodbye to her, but it grabs my tonsils with all these strangers about.
It was a really strange day; I think I loved my gran, but I don’t think I knew her in any way. I’ve mentioned before she couldn’t understand a word I said; but it seems that to everyone else she never stopped nattering; I had people coming up to me all afternoon, saying ‘she was a great gossip, she told us all about you’ and so on. Made me feel even more like a sociopath than usual. Especially on top of my totally atonal arhythmic singing which I got needled about. At my gran’s funeral. Good timing, chuck.
Anyway, it turns out from the sermon that she was a general hero, and a good Christian and everybody loved her. Woo.