Is there a family trait more common than keeping secrets?
These secrets can have hidden costs. When we leave a place or person behind, we don’t know what becomes of them. We miss out. We cut them out of our familial history.
These secrets can even make us miss the entire life of a loved one—a burrowed family secret, not passed down, and brought to light only in late harvest.
That’s one lesson of the most thought-provoking California story I’ve come across in years. It’s told with heart and heightened imagination by David …