My First Memory Remakes Itself

A long, long walk, alone and scared, but proud, along a stretch of highway….

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“I remember walking alone along this endless road, this huge expanse, rough and black. I was very young and very scared. But I had to do it. I think you told me to do it.”

“Walking along a road? I wouldn’t have let you walk by yourself anywhere at 2 years old,” says my mother.