Imagery by Lauren Larsen
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Pilgrimage pt. I

I was born in Amarillo, Texas in the early 1980s where my mother and father were both raised. At the age of 18 months, my parents along with my three older brothers, packed up our minivan and moved to Dallas, Texas. Two months after moving from Amarillo, my father was diagnosed with his first round of brain cancer. I was not even two years old.

In August 2017, my husband and I took a pilgrimage through Amarillo and up to Santa Fe, New Mexico to visit sites and friends that are etched into my young memory of sorting through adolescence with a father who battled illness all but two years of my life.

This is the first of the series.