Saturday, April 17, 2010
Dressing up for specific unusual occasions is a fascinating phenomenon. I saw today for the first time the concierge dressed up fully with a tie for he finally got a visa to leave Lebanon and never come back. He was dressing up for the new life at the other side of the globe. It made me remember: My mother's grandfather, when he was almost 90 years old and who was said to have been a very wise and devout man during his life asked his wife one day to bring him his suit, (the last time he wore a suit, or something close to it, was when they got married) and help him wear it. He then lied down on the bed, closed his eyes, and died. Was he dressing up for the new life at the other side too? Let's say, he was dressing up to bid his life farewell.