The three phases of the author‟s relationship with his grandmother before he left the country to study abroad are given below.
The first phase was the period of the author‟s early childhood. During this phase, he used to live with his grandmother in the village. The grandmother used to take care of him from waking him up and getting him ready to accompanying him to the school. Both shared a good friendship with each other. The second phase was the time when the author and the grandmother moved to the city to live with author‟s parents. This was a turning-point in their friendship because now they „saw less of each other‟.
The third phase was the time the author joined University. He was given a room of his own and the common link of their friendship was snapped. The grandmother turned to wheel- spinning and reciting prayers all day long. She accepted her seclusion with silence.