Monday, December 20, 2010

The Lost God of Hell's Kitchen

She boxed away her Virgin Mary, the ceramic blue Virgin Mary and Child her Mémay had given her for First Communion.  Her rosary beads, which she took on all her travels, are in a desk drawer, in the same tin box they came in.  She was fourteen when her Mémay gave her the beads, telling the girl that her uncle had bought the beads on a busy seaside boardwalk.  She knew that boardwalk, a place where the smell of fried fish and the whirligig of flapping pinball machines met the cold Atlantic Ocean.

She travels without them now.

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