Aerograms

This piece, “Aerograms,” just appeared in Contrary Magazine.

My parents left India permanently and for the next twenty or so years, their and my only connection to our family, until I was at least 14 or 15, was by aerogram. Phones were unreliable then and there was no Internet, and international travel was prohibitively expensive for us. E-mail was really life-changing.

Immigrants today must have a very different experience.

Oh and of course: Cancer cancer cancer. The above piece is about cancer. (Did I really think that I could write about anything else? That there was anything else in my life these days?)

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