Sarah da Rocha Valente
My mother said:
You may take two suitcases
only two, so choose wisely
what you will take with you.
The cello counted as one luggage
oversized and overweight
I had only one luggage to make:
diaries, books, clothes, shoes.
So much had to stay in Brazil
but the cello, if only the cello
made it to America, a piece of
Brazil would always be with me.