1. Button your shirt slowly with both hands.
  2. Savor the taste of your first and last glass of water.
  3. Listen quietly as your sister makes dua.
  4. Read a poem, it will teach you communion.
  5. Call your grandmother and hear her laugh.
  6. Polish your lover’s finger nail. Kiss him slowly between the drying of each coat.
  7. Listen to the news. Don’t close your ear even when it makes you hot with anger and shake to hold back tears.
  8. Choose to imagine a good life for your father when he returns from prison.
  9. Forgive yourself. Always.

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