Month: April 2015

“Someday Soon…”

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“Grandma,” says Jasmine, “will you come see me tomorrow?”
“Yes, mija, ” I answered, glad we had not skyped, but were on the phone. “Not tomorrow, but some day soon.”

“Okay, Grandma.”

Small necessary lie to quiet the guilt of twenty-six hundred miles.

Journal entry August 10, 2006.