Wires strung across the ocean

August 6, 2001

“can you please give my mom a message?”

“your mom went to get a massage.”

“oh, that’s nice. can you please just give her a message for me, then?”

“she’ll be back after 9:30.”

“ok, just tell her i transferred the money.”

“what? what about your daddy?”

“no, the money. the pera.”

“what? i can’t hear you!”



i’ll just call back!

“okay, bye…i love you.”

“i love you too, grandma.”


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