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    Sedigheh and Ibrahim live alone in a house in Iran, where Sedigheh was born and raised, got married and brought up her five children. Both in their late eighties, my grandparents have tremendous attachment to the house, each other as companions, their lifestyle, culture and religion. During my stay with them, I felt a sense of loneliness and isolation within a cultural framework of families staying close together; they see their children only a few days of the year.

On the flip side of that, they have attained a certain level of independence. In this living situation, any physical sickness would provide hardship, which shows the fragility in their relationship. This is an on-going process of understanding a personal story.

                                                                       
 

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