What’s the best part about being close to home? Going to a 2-year-old’s birthday party because you remember when her mom told you she was pregnant. And you were there when her parents got married. And you were one of the first to hear of their engagement.
You also go see another 2-year-old who remembers your name and calls you “tia”
Yup. Being closer is starting to pay off.
Published by Icess Fernandez Rojas
Icess is a writer, professor, and blogger. She is a graduate of Goddard College's MFA program. Her work has been published in Rabble Lit, Minerva Rising Literary Journal, and the Feminine Collective's anthology Notes from Humanity. Her nonfiction has appeared in Dear Hope, NBCNews.com, HuffPost and the Guardian. She is a recipient of the Owl of Minerva Award, a VONA/Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation alum, and is also a Kimbilio Fellow. She's currently working on her first novel.
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