No guarantee she will be so tomorrow, but there is nothing more valuable than hope. There will be ups and downs, but the hope remains.
Yesterday, while verbally declaring the will to fight, Mateczka would clearly express – with her eyes, her face, her entire body
Leave me alone, I am done with this world.
Stay yet go away. Farewell, I’m done.
Today, the same bed, the same narrow corridor, among all the traffic of doctors, nurses, patients and visiting families – I found her reading an article in a leftist weekly Polityka, by Jerzy Baczyński. Mom is a big fan of him, while I keep my distance. I am a conservative centrist or moderate right-wing (and I mean RIGHT, not populist PiS). However, during her years spent working in an NGO helping disabled mathematicians, my Mother almost became the left voter, and a bit populist, complaining about each and every government paying “not enough attention” to those affected by any sort of social exclusion.
Baczyński, as far as I managed to see in a 2-second glance, discussed the ways of replacing the current president Andrzej Duda (PiS) with someone from the centre-left in the 2020 election. Well, we’ve got a parliamentary, not a presidential system, PiS won the parliamentary elections last month, I’m not particularly interested who might become the next Guardian of the Chandelier. Yet I was very interested in what Mateczka is saying. This time, unlike yesterday, both verbally and in all other ways of the body language, she told me
I’m gonna fight, I stay.
Thank you, Mom, I love you. You are the best.