What can YOU say in six sentences?
The young woman boards the vessel and doesn’t look back, not even a farewell and with one bag she makes a beeline to the crowded berths to plan a new life. All she has is a change of clothes, spare change, and travel documents.
When the vessel docks no one is there to greet her, yet she manages to find a room and eventually, employment in a New York factory. One Sunday on her day off she observes her rugged hands, strong arms, and purple scar lingering atop her sturdy wrist and puzzles where the strength comes from.
Now, in old age the wise woman has more than can be imagined and understands that sturdy bones saw her through. “Hey Stefano,” she says, “Get out of bed and go to work!”