Standing in the cold, a young woman closes her eyes and looks up. A pleasant glow of light warms her face, absorbing some of the chill in her bones. Hugging herself, she remembers music and laughter filling the house with happiness, presents piled high on a table and guests dancing.
“Gather round everyone,” her dad called excitedly. “It’s time to sing!”
So many precious memories, so little time. Bending down, she carefully arranges the daffodils; her mother’s favourite. She turns, eyes beginning to well. One single tear gracefully slides down her cheek.
“Goodbye Mum,” she whispers. “I’ll never forget you.”
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