by Arley Sorg
Asking a child of immigrants about the immigrant experience is a loaded question! I’ll say that this story was written at a time when I was interested in the out-of-body experiences that people have in their own bodies every day. I think sometimes, when people leave home behind, they make promises about what they’ll preserve and how they’ll pass on that inheritance to their kids, their grandkids. I wanted Ahura Yazda to have made those kinds of promises to himself. And as his kids start to grow, I wanted him to ask, Can I really keep these promises? Is that really going to happen?