Karmenu.

Anthony Vella

Xghajra, Malta

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Karmenu (Carmelo-Charles) is an 83 year old retired post office supervisor. Weather permitting, he is brought to this spot in the Romeo Romano Garden, in Santa Venera, Malta, by his daughter, Mary, who lives just across the street from this small enclosed Garden. She constantly keeps her eyes on him from the first-floor balcony of her house. Alone on this bench, enjoying the Autumn Sun, in this peaceful and quiet place, he’s probably thinking of his time in the service during WWII, when he used to deliver messages and despatches on a motorcycle through unlit country roads at night during air-raids. He might even be thinking of the youngest of the three sons who emigrated to the USA and lost his life in Vietnam, or his other son and daughter who are in Australia and whom he’s not seen for the last 20 years. His thoughts might even be of his late wife Evelyn who passed away 12 years ago after a very short illness. Of the happy moments they shared together at the birth of one of their four sons and two daughters, and the sadness at the death of the other two of their babies. Who knows besides him where his thoughts might venture? The expression on his face never betray his thoughts as when approached, he’s always found with a happy smile on his face, a probable ’Thank you Dear Lord for granting me another day to savour Your Greatness ’

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