Today we have travelled to Haridwar to immerse the ashes of my mother in law into the holy Ganga. I look at the son's face and wonder if it's possible to let go of someone for whom he literally exists? But it's official, she is gone.
The rituals we are about to perform are supposed to bring peace and closure to the family. But is it so easy? I have lost both my parents and I know that the loss never becomes light, it grows.
According to Hindu customs and traditions the ceremonious immersing of the ashes in the holy Ganga gives way for a soul to rise to heaven. If this is even the least bit true then I wish with all my heart that my mother in law is sitting in the namghor in heaven's abode and smiling as she soaks up the magical sun. #haridwar #holyganga #morningslikethis #instagramhub