My grandmother died last week. My mother called me last week to inform me of this. I wish I had more opportunities to get to know her. We had pretty significant geographic, linguistic, and cultural barriers between us. But I'm always at least curious as to what amount of wisdom might have been gained if only I had taken more opportunity to see her. It certainly bumps up the necessity for me to arrange for a Taiwan trip to see my family. Hopefully, one will occur this coming February (2015).