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  • Someone is playing bouzouki. Someone is playing clarinet. I would dance too but I am recording with my camera. I am watching my mother dance. I would watch too but I am carrying two whole roasted chickens.

    My mom steps confidently. She has been to Greece. She owns a clarinet. She is half-Italian. But that is almost the same thing as being Greek on this side of the world. Her hands drift high next to her head, she rotates and tilts orbiting in the dark night.
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