14 (Thu) November 2013
Deungsim + Samgyeopsal
at my parents’ home
-Geomgok, Bundang, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with W, Mom and Dad
My mother broke her foot. More accurately, my father drove the car over her foot and broke it. While she was still getting in, he let go of the brake, for a split second, accidentally. The car lurched forward, catching the foot under the tire and bending it an odd angle: crack. An additional centimeter more, the foot would’ve been irreparably crushed, according to the doctor. Dad claims credit for his lightning quick reflexes in hearing Mom scream, stepping back on the brake, and averting permanent damage – like when I knock a glass off the table, in carelessness, but see it falling and snatch it in midair, and demand to be congratulated on my reactive agility. That was last Sunday.
I’ve been dropping by on my way home after work to bring her food and help out around the apartment. This evening, W and I finally managed to make time to stay over for dinner.
In the photo, through the glass table, my mom’s cast-encased foot is visible.
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