Romana Pavlov

53 years old

The Telegram

“Now, you can imagine the situation, I’m getting married, there’s my mum, my sister, Igor’s entire family, and no dad. And we were here, in this very room, and we hadn’t even gone to the wedding when I received that telegram. Which was also an endeavour in its own right since, you know, the connections between Serbia and Croatia didn’t exist, so this telegram arrived through various channels, through Hungary. In it, my dad, naturally, congratulates both me and my husband and so on, wishes us all the best, but the feelings are actually mixed – I’m happy because I received it, and sad because dad cannot be here, even though I’m aware of the fact that he mustn’t be here.”