After my grandmother passed away, the relatives divided out her house and her land. I took everything the others did not want. I got the bed, the mirror, the radio, the chipped cruse, the billycan, the chair on which my grandmother sat with Lili, the cat in her arms, the towel, the icons, the dishes, the cupboards, the potter cups, the settle, the trough in which she kneaded the bread. I put them all in an open space for the curious and nostalgic visitors. Yesterday, I found myself on the threshold with Lili. The cat sat on the grandmother's chair and started to purr nine lives.
(Translated by Teodora Stoian / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
Versiunea în română a acestui text se poate citi aici, în rubrica Ficţiuni Reale.