Messages for a Balloon: On Relocation and Families
We had other places we called home, other cities and countries and people who weren’t present that we loved.
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My Man Godfrey On the Waterfront Elephant Gummo The Elephant Man Do the Right Thing Frances All About Eve Manhattan The Misfits Pulp Fiction The Last Picture Show Requiem for a Dream
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Papa left the summer I turned eight. The emotional toll of a wife who blamed him was too much to carry along with the burden of repatriating thousands of Filipino citizens.
My family isn’t religious, but we have a saying that we do believe in my grandfather. And an essay he wrote about me reminds me to believe in myself.