We weren't by any means like the Grateful Dead or something, who could just roll on and on and on.
I was raised in a really terrific, close family, and I've never needed to escape anything or to really let myself go by dancing on tables.
Maybe to feel like an Afghan I needed to be born and raised in the States, and maybe I needed to live in Afghanistan for nearly a decade to feel like an American. Both worlds shaped me, but neither one of them completely correspond to the picture I have of myself.
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