In Fun
Relationship: Im/migrant

This car that you see in the picture is not just a car. Maybe it is for you, but for me it is tons of memories that are attached to it. With time the material value of this car is declining but the value of my memories has only grown with each year.With this car my father drove me to school, we took family vacations and holiday trips. With this car I learned how to drive. One day when this car got older, my father wanted to sell it but I told my father not to do that. I said I would take care of it. So that’s how new life was given to this car. One of my favorite things in this car is the sunroof. You can get so much fun from this “hole” in your car roof, especially in the summer when you can get out of the car through it, and wind is covering you and you feel as if you are flying. In the winter my favorite thing to do with this car is drive on the snow when the car skids on a turn. I am glad that I have this car. I have learned: how to drive well, how vehicles are built, how they function, and experienced good as well as bad things that might happen if you don't make rational decisions. Eventually when I became older, I got a new car and more responsibilities that I needed to take care of. So I didn't have as much time any more for this oldie car, and I was forced to sell it. It was hard to sell it because of the emotional connections to this car, but sometimes it is just better to let things go, to make some new space for something new in your life. 

Place(s): New York City, Ukraine
Year: 2022

– Mukola Duda

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant