I am now busy with examining my mother's things and deciding what to take, what to leave and what to discard.
Of course, this work generally makes me sad. However, it occasionally brings nice surprises.
Last week, I found the drawing shown above.
It was made by my elder son at preschool when he was in 1st group, i.e. 3 years old. I was delighted to see it, because it was one of his first recognizable humanoid images.
I asked him what he had drawn. He replied, "a princess". Presumably he meant mermaid but didn't know the word. At that time, he already could read and was learning to write,as the drawing shows, but could not yet talk properly.
I wanted to keep the drawing but couldn't find it and thought that it had become just another lost work. I had quite forgotten that I had given it to my mother.
I suppose that only a parent can understand why I was glad to find it again and why someone would wish to keep such a masterpiece in the first place.