Table of Contents Table of Contents
Previous Page  23 / 164 Next Page
Basic version Information
Show Menu
Previous Page 23 / 164 Next Page
Page Background


The Jade

Jewellery Box

of danger and violence. “I’m sorry Mum. I will try to be a better


Melbourne, 10th of February 2013

Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake

My mother and I stroll, arm in arm, through the sights and smells of

New Year celebrations in St Barice Street.

In the corner of my eye, I spot a small store selling jade.

“I’ll be back in a minute…”

I search through my purse and I find just enough money to buy

the intricate jade box. It’s not very old. It may not even be from

China. But it is a new heirloom. Symbolising a new beginning.