You roam around my mind like a spirit through the sky
The streets of his mind were narrow and cold, always the same thoughts walked these streets.
Being a barista is much more than just knowing how to brew a cup of coffee using a K-Cup. Being a barista means pouring (get it?) your heart and soul into every cup, every time you brew.
As I walk these halls of my school,
Since the colonial times, black people have been treated as objects with no mind, meaning or purpose other than to serve white people. Even our Founding Fathers owned slaves. “Thomas Jefferson enslaved over 600 human beings throughout the course of his life.” Even our first President owned slaves. “Of the 317 enslaved people living at Mount Vernon in 1799, a little less than half (123 individuals) were owned by George Washington himself.”
Innocence is something we’re all born with, and it is not something that anyone should forcefully be stripped off of, but some people are evil and willing to do so, and sometimes for their own amusement or benefit. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini tells the story is about a Pashtun boy named Amir and his closest friend Hassan, who is a Hazara. A Hazara is “an ethnolinguistic group in central Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and Iran, most of whom are Shiʿite Muslims,” according to the dictionary, and a Pashtun is “a member of a Pashto-speaking people inhabiting southern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.” Amir is the son of one of the wealthiest men of Afghanistan, Hassan is the son of their servant Ali, who is also a Hazara, thus very poor. The story is narrated from Amir’s perspective but starts on December 2001, though most of the story takes place from 1975 all the way to that point in time. He talks about the highlights and lowlights of his childhood and of his present life.