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.