I haven’t seen my parents in 6 months. But this weekend, yes, because it is my father’s birthday. He will be 72. My mother used to carry a photo of my father in her wallet. It was when he was in the Korean army. My father is clean shaven and his cheekbones rise like folded twin wings in his face. Did you love him? I said. Yes, she said, we were very young then. There is another photo of her with a beehive and a yellow sweater tied over her shoulders. They are in a park and there are many fallen leaves and blossoms. I wasn’t even an idea yet. I was a faint possibility,

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