When he was 6 years old, his family went on a road trip to Germany. They stopped at a really... Read More
When he was 6 years old, his family went on a road trip to Germany. They
stopped at a really low budget motel on the highway. He remembers he
couldn’t sleep that night because of the sound of cars. The next day, his father
and him played soccer in the parking lot while his sister and mother hung out
on the grass.
At one point, the ball got away and rolled toward the fence separating them
from the highway. On the other side of the highway, he could see a hotel. But
that one was a fancy one. He could see rich white families in the pool. He re-
members the patio was full of flowers. He was really jealous, and maybe a bit
mad at his parents for choosing there they were staying.
He wanted to be on the other side of the highway.
It took him years to understand that he was exactly where he was supposed
Now that he’s older, he’s trying to reclaim the past he never had. He’s trying to
change his memories to change his future. But digging the past always brings
up unexpected things