I Am Glad I Never Forgave This One Person

Gold earrings in the shape of sunflowers with a diamond in the middle.
Author’s Photo of i girasoli di Firenze

The only thing I’ve ever stolen was a bootleg peppermint patty-type candy that had the unfortunate luck of being positioned on a low shelf at a neighborhood pharmacy in 1980. I’m not sure what my motivation was at age four, except sugar. Perhaps “yum” was the extent of my criminal intent. I only know that I learned a very…



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