Thursday, May 27
Vi två sjutton år.
My grandpa is the most kind and pensive person I know, and he's such a good listener. He doesn't talk much like the rest of my family (we talk ALL THE TIME, really loudly to shout down each other), but when he does say something everybody else goes quiet and listens to what he has to say. He often tells me stories from when he and grandman used to spend their summers at Fårö when they were a young couple, just like Kristofer and I do know. It's become "our thing", our shared memories. On Sunday he turns 80 and I'm going back to my home town to celebrate him. As a birthday present I'm giving him this book with all my favorite photographs from Fårö. I hope it will make him remember the smell of the ocean and the feeling of riding a bike on an empty road next to the person you love. Because he is too old to travel there anymore, I will bring those things to him instead.