story: A Love Story
author: Samantha Hunt
where: bus from Saadiyat to the Abu Dhabi Central Post Office
note: I read this before, I realize…2/3rds of the way into it. It’s at the carrot stick I remember; the boy who wants a snack.
a line: “From one small body I made three new humans. I grew these complex beauties. I made their lungs and noses. It took everything I had to make them. Liver? Take it. Self-worth? It’s all yours. New people require natural resources and everyone knows you don’t get something for nothing. Why wouldn’t I be hollowed out? Who can’t understand this math?”