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The Little Flower

I grew up in the beautiful and lush green state of Kerala where my cousins and I would often run around barefoot as we frolicked about in one of the many plantations that my parents owned. All the boys and girls would play together, all of us climbing trees, plucking fruits and throwing pellets. We would be dressed in pretty and comfortable clothing that would often get streaked in mud while we ran around playing hide and seek among the trees. I do remember how we would get yelled at for messing up our clothes, and we would all hang our heads together as my mother would lecture us about being good girls. But we would be at it again...

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