In most movies, there is a point where the protagonist faces a major plot twist: life as they knew it has crumbled and a previously hidden truth is now shoved in their face.
These moments are often theatrical and shocking, and can feel like they only exist within the fictional framework of a script, but real life presents plot twists just as wild, if not wilder.
My grandmother passed away just over two weeks ago. The family all went to see her for the last time. She was surprising aware of everything around her, and telling stories/joking.
I went and sat by her, and we talked for a little while about various things. Out of nowhere she said "Do you know who your real mother is?" Now, I have only ever known one woman to be my mother, and had never considered otherwise. I was shocked, and asked her to repeat herself, thinking I misheard her.