The Voice announced the departure time. The airport employee (whatever he was), said we needed to go to a next location, where we would finally be going to the plane. I looked at the wall and saw the clock. It was 8:00 am. Weird, I thought, even airports lie about departure times.
On the line toward the plane, I saw the woman I thought was an FBI agent. We smiled at each other. Then I noticed she had an extra suitcase. She asked me for help, and I couldn’t say no. In the end, and even if I never knew her name, I will always think of her as the first person who wished me luck while I was walking toward the unknown.
Another Immigrant story. They say you have to write what you know, and since Gabriel Lucatero happens to be an immigrant, writing about that perspective was a piece of cake. My First Transgressions is a memoir that talks about the first three years of an undocumented immigrant in the USA, years where he had to learn how to adapt to his new reality. This is a fictionalized story with a lot of actual events thrown in it, mixed together, creating and shaping his destiny as he looks for ways to cope with life. Yes, Galuri Outis is based on Gabriel Lucatero’s own story. The most important take of the story? Well, life can be hard most of the time, but it is up to us to wake up every morning and make the best of it.