Mourning My Birthplace: On Immigration, Family, and the Distance in Between

For Catapult, I wrote about about experiencing life apart from loved ones, and death and grief from afar.

"In Spanish, to say I miss you we say “te extraño,” or sometimes more fittingly, “me haces falta,” which is to say “I lack you.” I lacked my grandfather and he lacked me, so when the time came to say goodbye, it seemed leaving our country twenty-five years ago had already done the hardest work for us."

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