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  • His most peculiar 22nd birthday gift was an overly used passport in a small brown envelope, no colorful wrapping paper, nor card attached. The passport stated a nationality he was not familiar with, yet had his own name printed in it. All other information clearly hinted the dark green booklet was his, to keep at least for the next five years.

    Faded stamps and dates whispered travel chronicles he could not recall of destinations he had never heard of. A hand written note, dated July 15th 2012, was carefully folded into the back inside cover. A pink enticing memo from the future. He contemplated what might be a good plan for that Sunday. Airports always inspired him to be a better version of his own self.
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