"My first meal in Atlanta was at a Wendy's (since demolished)
and was an altogether forgettable experience except for watching
a child compress the wrapping on a straw and the excitement she
felt as the straw expanded with a drop of water.
Memory, identity and bi-culturalism; and the
straws became a metaphor to represent my experience as an immigrant 20 years ago and a painful drawn out motion-symbolic of growth, rejuvenation
Credit: Folke Rabe: What?? (Recorded 1970) - Dexter's Cigar