Homecoming

napoleon_elbaThat evening, I turn on the water in my shower, but the pressure is low because my sister is taking a shower in her bathroom and my mother is taking a shower in hers. I turn off the water and wait. This is what life would have been like if I had stayed, I think: less convenient, perhaps, but more connected to the people I love.

* From Mohsin Hamid’s ‘The Pathos of Exile’
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