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I wanted to talk a bit more to her, but Moiya does a considerable amount of lip reading, so after the lights were out and every time I wanted to say something to her, I had to leap up out of bed, turn on the light, say my piece and then hop back in bed. I did this a number of times, for there is always just one last thing for me to say at night. When I was finally in bed for the last time, I wanted to say one last-last thing to her without turning on the light. I wanted to tell her I loved her.
That is when I remembered the way Doral used to tell Wyora he loved her. He would lean quietly over to her in church, put his hand on her shoulder and go tap-tap-tap. I must have been into my teens when I asked him what he was doing when I saw him do this at church to her. It was a one way gesture. Doral would do it to Wyora and then she would just smile. I never saw Wyora do it back to Doral.
When I asked Doral why he did that to Wyora, Doral told me that the 3 taps meant “I love you”, and that is the way he could tell Wyora he loved her anytime.
He said he would do it to me too and then he gave me one of the taps that usually went to Wyora.
On remembering this gesture, late at night, I thought I would use it on Moiya, for she was part of the family, and must know about how Doral would send this message to Wyora.
That would be better than jumping up and turning on the light again.
Tap. Tap. Tap.
All I did was hit her enough that she was startled out of the sleep she had already fallen into. And she said, What? What?
That is when I jumped out of bed again, turned on the light and explained what I was doing. She had no family memory of that gesture.
That being over I turned off the light again.
Then I felt, boom, boom, boom.
Either she really loves me or I had woken her one too many times.