Day 20: Please open your eyes for me

Lola Naning on September 18, 2021, with an oxymeter clipped to her finger. Lola was consuming two large oxygen tanks per day on the days before she died. When oxygen was low, she would exhibit very labored breathing. 

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On her last days, she preserved her energy by keeping her eyes closed. And I would sit there, hoping I could come up to her and see her. Believing there's a lot you can't see about a person when their eyes can't be seen.   

With her eyes closed, I came up to her, didn't know how to talk to her, tell her I love her. So I would mumble and she would make a small vibration of a sound. When I took photos, I like to believe her hands posed for the picture. 




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