“This bag has sentimental value to me. My friend from when I was growing up gave it to me. She even made it herself. The seashells have special significance, too. You see, we lost touch and had not seen each other in years since me and my husband moved to Japan from Kenya. I was full of trepidation before our mini reunion. I thought we’d be two very different people after drifting apart. And we’d no longer have anything in common. But the more things change, the more they stay the same. So glad I decided to catch up with a long-lost friend. Now I live in Tokyo. My husband’s a photographer and I teach English to kids. It’s great here if not for the cold, cold winter. I’m not used to this climate at all.”

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