Monday, September 12, 2011

Map of Fog 3

Interviews with people who've moved to San Francisco from far-off places--what their lives were like before, and what they're like now. Including: growing up gay and Chinese in Tennessee; squatting in government owned properties in London; fleeing civil war in El Salvador; crossing the Mexican border as an illegal immigrant; and more. Also includes a These Stagnant Streets section profiling secret societies in the Sunset District.

"Do you miss it?"

"El Salvador? Look, Marcos, I'm going to tell you this: really all of us who come from Central American, almost all of us really miss our home countries... The United States is a country of many opportunities, but all you end up with is work and home, home and work. You don't have friends here, nobody you can talk with in the afternoons like in our countries... you've got community there. And that's one of the things I miss since I left. Here I'm always nostalgic, begging god that one day I'll be able to return to my home country in good health. This is what happens to all of us when we grow old: nostalgia kills us."

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