Bye Ben

Yesterday my brother Ben left for America. The night before he had a sleepover with 5 of his closest friends. On the morning of his flight everyone came to see him off at the airport. Goodbyes are never easy. Ben told me the other day, “you don’t know what people really think about you until you’re gone”. After a two hour train ride and a breakfast of Krispy Kremes it was time for the hugs. Tears filled some of our eyes. All our hearts breaking. Then as Ben was disappearing into the crowd one of the teenagers shouted out to him, “You qualify to be black!” That comment touched my heart the most. These teenagers talk often about brotherhood. Colors are not seen. No more differences. One blood from the same heart. I once a heard a saying that in your life you will have seven true friends. I think Ben found a few of those friends here.

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