He didn’t have to do anything that day in Chile, but my uncle took time out of his life to take care of me. A child is raised by the community, and a boy learns to be a man from the men around him.
I realise now that it would’ve been better for us both if I had stayed away sooner. But it was hard for me to let go of you because you were my father and I loved you.
It’s an odd thing to look at someone you’ve shared your life with and wonder if they’re about to kill you.
People suffer because my generation neglected to modify our language and help create social change during our teens.