I Lost My Grandfather Two Weeks Ago
My grandfather passed two weeks ago. I was informed around midnight. He has passed in the hospital, where he was being treated for covid-19. He was suffering from a lung infection as a result of covid-19, and had a stroke afterwards.
I miss him deeply. He was a kind, patient, and intelligent, well spoken gentleman with a high amount of care for his grandchildren. He provided each grandchild with attention and care, and knew our unique qualities. He was also quite well read, and quoted his favorite writers, philosophers, and thinkers often. He was always able to answer questions and was here to provide all of us with insights into things we wouldn’t know of. He was a well trained lawyer who practised family law, and was a mediator. He wrote poetry, and was a published writer and poet. He was a songwriter as well.
We were always around him when we visited his home. He was usually awake in the early morning, and would sleep very early. He was a quiet, but witty man who wouldn’t hesitate to be expressive when angry. But, he was never violent, and didn’t even raise his voice at his wife or children.
He is missed. I miss him for his kind and easygoing nature. He was a very interesting yet quiet personality. He was extremely humble. I appreciated his unique knowledge of the world, of philosophy, religion, literature, history, politics, language, and law. He was also a man of simple habits. He had hobbies such as reading, writing, and spemding time with colleagues and fellow poets. He recited a lot of poetry at gatherings and was a member of poetry collectives throughout his life.
I miss him because he was like a teacher who shaped my beliefs. He taught me my first bible, though he wasn’t a Christian. He encouraged me to study Hebrew, though he never travelled outside of the country, except as a young man. He was a talented, and kind man. He was also a very supportive person who didn’t hesitate to support women. I would see him encourage women at home; he taught his children and was a parent who was active. He is missed as a loving, intelligent, supportive and kind man.
I miss him deeply and am blessed to have known a person like him. He deserves to be celebrated for his kindness, humility, intelligence, and his support to his children, grand, great grand children, animals, helpers, mentees, colleagues, and contemporaries.
He is a loss to the community, to me personally, to our family, and to our country’s literary movement.