Inheritance, Act 7 : The Objects of Succession
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Inheritance, Act 7 : The Objects of Succession


When my father died, I inherited his straw hat. I often went out wearing this hat and saw the world under its shade and tried to remember his face while he was still alive. When my father died, I inherited his coat. I often went out wearing this coat,
and felt its warmth and smell its camphor odor and recalled the times that
my father brought back hot food in cold winter’s nights. When my father died, I inherited my family’s mansion. I often sat by father’s favorite window,
listened to his wind chimes, watched the scenery, and remembered the moment that he hold me on his lap at the same seat while his was still alive. When my father died, I inherited his gold card. I often went out with it, enjoyed
the VIP treatment, purchased expensive goods, and missed how he
squandered the family’s money when he was alive. When my father died,
I inherited his AH-64 Apache gunships. I often sat at the pilot seat, wearing father’s helmet, looking at the sky through the night-vision sighting system and recalled when he was alive,
how he executed the live-fire exercises. When my father died, I inherited his nuclear power plants. I often stood at No.387, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun Township, Pingtung County, looked at the steam rising from the cooling tower, and startled by the pressurized water reactor’s
18 billion KWh capacity. When my father died, I inherited his name. ……… I often sat and watched ………, I recall ………..,
and we ……………………….

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