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The heirloom of a grandfather I never knew

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Original artwork by Rewon Shimray

Everything was white: the hospital walls, the lights that cast a stale vibe in the hallway, the crescents of my nervously bitten nails. In America, white is a symbol of peace or union, but this was not America. This was the place of my origin: Taiwan. In Chinese culture, white means death. My mother was…

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