"Retirement party"

Is about a family’s strained relationship with a recently retired

mother that was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.

My father, that lives and breathes his work, is also facing retirement age, a fact he would rather repress and not think about due to his deep fear that he will lose his place and identity as an active and productive part of society,

and instead will “fade away” along with my mother,

while my mother, impatiently waits and wishes for the day her husband will finally be able to stay by her side, and give her the sense of security she has been so sorely lacking.

The delicate strings that comprise the relationship in my family are exposed in this transition period towards an unfamiliar life for us all.