But it’s through this silence, this process, this prayer, that I hear her words more clearly than her broken English and my even worse Vietnamese can contain: it’s “thank you” and “ăn chưa?”, it’s “cảm ơn bà” and “you want more?” in its most primal incarnation—it’s love in a form that’s too enormous for anyone to truly understand.
--from Tristan Vu's "Chả Giò"
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