The Color of My Words, Chapter 1, Wash Day
Ana Rosa and Mami go to the river for wash day. Wash day is Ana Rosa's favorite time of the week.
"Papi was a rock falling down from the hills and into our river."
" 'Look, Ana Rosa.' she said. 'Look at the river. ...It'll never pass this way again.' she said. 'Off it will go, into the sea, where it will foam with the waves and swim with the fish and glide ships along on steady or rough courses depending on it's mood. Around and around this wold it will go, this water that slips by me so quickly. far from the Republica Dominicana, far from me, but always under the same sky and sun. ... You are this river, Ana Rosa.'"
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