I remember one birthday – 24 or 25 – and Anna had finally, finally, been allowed to stay the night by her parents. We went to see The Lucksmiths, I bought a shirt, and on the way home we were mugged. I remained calm and negotiated the loss of $20 to keep my wallet, and when we arrived home, Anna became upset that I didn’t fight them off.
-31 August 2016
This post is part of the I Remember series.