Part 9: Last hours in Ninh Thuan
Huyền Chíp xách balo lên và đi, nhưng tôi thì không được “hào hùng” như vậy. Tôi phải rút thẻ ra, lên kế hoạch đến từng phút sao cho tận dụng được tối đa thời gian nghỉ phép. Hạn hẹp cả về thời gian và tài chính, nhưng chính những khó khăn, vật lộn trong quá trình chuẩn bị và đi khiến tôi học được nhiều điều, về những vùng đất mới, và quan trọng nhất là về cuộc sống của chính mình.
Homecoming comes, arising the most of my hatred for everything and everyone, except my few buddies.
“Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.”
“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had”
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
The moment I realized in your worst time, only family cared about you. The moment I realized no one loved you more than your family and nothing was more important than your family. The moment I realized everything in this country – all the friends I made, all the love I thought I had – was just an episode passing by in my life and did not mean anything anymore. The moment I realized what was real and eternal.
That was the moment I decided to go back home and nothing could change that.
“That’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool”
When the flood hit Etown the week after Labor day, I had the chance to enjoy a slow, relaxing day, in which the highlights were the conversations with my few friends at the lunch table.
4 days in New York City, to witness the glamour, taste regrets and moved by trust.