“The nurse sucked the last of his water world out of him. And then the cry, a goodbye to that wet planet.”
“Today’s Turkey is a place where about half of the population is utterly dismayed by the state of affairs, while the other half couldn’t be more thrilled.”
My parental separation was vastly less traumatic than what is happening to children at the border. But this narrative lives inside me.
It isn’t that we sought to separate the “real world” from the matches—just that, for a time, we had something else to think about.