My elderly grandfather has been taking care of my grandmother and her family, who suffer from severe health issues, for the last 60 years. He has been the rock and their provider for decades. As he nears his 90’s, however, and he himself begins to become dependent, he has started to show a peaceful readiness for death. Sometimes I’ll look over at him and, while his eyes are open, his mind is completely elsewhere. Here I caught him during such a moment, staring out the window into the light as if he was ready for it to finally take him.
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