Addendum to Chapter 3:
Meet Jon. This chapter only scratched the surface of who he is and his background. But hopefully you, the readers, will come to know and understand Jon and Sabine; and why their relationship took such an unusual path. Despite his seemingly white bread all-American (perfect/normal) background, Jon was not your average guy — he is very sensitive and copes with issues in a less than healthy way. His creativity, and inward facing intellect, which suited him in his solitary life — screamed a missing piece that his other half could not fulfill.
We met at a major station hub and he escorted me to his home. Now Jon is your typical WASP; White Anglo-Saxon Protestant-reared suburban boy who has probably never tasted rice and beans mélange on the same plate. At least, not at his mommy’s house…At his stop, I could literally smell the Popeye’s chicken frying in their twelve herbs and spices, before the train doors opened. As we walked, we passed by his favorite bodega and deli shop, a place he called Yemen. I wonder of the type of culture shock he went through when he first moved to the city a few years back. I wonder of the culture shock he went through being with me?
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