anniversary


April 2010, minutes before I left my village for the last time.

Today I’m one year back from Guatemala. I haven’t written much since leaving. As a matter of fact, I haven’t written much since 2008.

Because as the new normal of life in the village approached and overtook the old normal of life in the states, describing it became less straightforward. With proper context and sufficient time, the exotic experiences of life in the village became ordinary.

I’m in Philadelphia these days. I’m reintegrated and subscribing to the new old normal. It’s far from the old new normal of Guatemala, but I still think about it. I’ll try to put down some stories from that time. Maybe now they will be easier to write.

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