Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Two years

atholt_0001It’s hard to believe that two years ago, Omma and I reunited in Seoul.  It seems like just a few months ago, and at the same time, so much has happened in between.  My family continues to grow.

I’m taking a multi-media studies course this semester, and as my final project, I’m attempting to put together a coherent narrative of our reunion experience.  It has forced me to watch all of the footage I took with my little blogging camera that I haven’t had the emotional fortitude to review since I shot it.  My emotions are in a swirl all over again, but I love listening again to Omma’s laughter, the timbre and cadence in her voice; even her weeping brings me close to her.  It makes the love in my heart for her swell and makes me miss her fiercely.  But even that ache of absence is sweet and fills the heavy emptiness of bygone years.