I went to Chinatown on Sunday and discovered to my delight that lychees are in season! I love practically all fruits, but these, along with longans, mangosteen, and jack fruit, bring back such wonderful memories of my childhood in Vietnam. For the first ten years of my life in America I dreamed but could never hope of tasting these fruits again. They were the symbols of the things I lost, the things I had to leave behind, my childhood. To find them displayed in abundance at the fruit vendors on the streets of Chinatown is nothing short of a miracle for me. 

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