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The posture of this Italian man and his look of contentment brought back childhood memories of my maternal grandfather: the smell of Old Spice mixed with his favorite pipe tobacco; holding his big hand as we strolled in our Chicago neighborhood; the look of contentment on his face when he watered the flowers my grandmother had planted. The moments of connecting with a stranger in a foreign land help me deal the downside of my nomadic lifestyle, including long separations from family and friends, times of isolation, and lack of a strong lasting bond with a community.
Also by Deborah Downes
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