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  • Passport
  • Living in the US
  • Columbia
  • Nationality
  • Dreams
  • College in the US
  • Helping around in the DR
  • "Dreams are like the pieces of fluff that get caught in your hair; they stand out for a moment, but eventually you wash them away, or long fingers reach in and pluck them out & you appear as what everyone expects.” (pg.109)
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  • Passport
  • = freedom
  • “How does a girl- how do i- finish high school, go to college in the Us? How do I watch every single one of my dreams flutters like a ribbon of bubbles pop pop popping in the air? I don’t" (pg. 200)
  • “But one thing I learned from the Saints, when the crossroads are open to you, you must decide a path. I will not stand will while the world makes my choices.This Yahaira will learn what carving your own way means." (pg.221)
  • ColumbiaLiving in the StatesBeing with family
  • Home
  • “How easy she says it. Because it wasn’t endless paperwork, because no one wondered if she would want to overstay her visa. The years my father tried to get me to the States, & that girl over there fills out a short form, is granted permission, given a blue book- shit, an entire welcome mat to the world." (pg. 261)
  • “At least she has a mother. At least she has choices. She has been well fed her whole life. She is clearly loved. I bet you no one ever forgot her birthday” (pg. 334)
  • "What I wanted. What I wanted. For so long. How bittersweet a realized dream can be flavored.”( pg. 400)
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