The Spaces Between Your Fingers

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I interviewed Sita at her home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She is still living in the same home that she moved into in 2006. She said her favorite part of this house is all the windows and natural sunlight that peers through the house at different angles every day. She recalls this incident with a huge smile on her face because it makes her happy to know that she chose the perfect home for her family to grow in.

“This is the one. Our forever home. I love it.” stated Sita as she stood before the final house the agent showed her and her husband. It was in a wonderful neighborhood, a couple of houses down from Allen Iverson’s old house. It was in the community with the best schools in the country and plenty of green space. Living closer to Philadelphia had been the goal, so that her commute to work would be shortened. Before, her drive to and from work was excruciatingly long and tiring. Working almost an hour plus away from her home was never her favorite, and with her child starting elementary school, the move was an obvious choice. Standing in front of the house she was awe of the tall old tree in the front yard, the wrap around landscaping that led to a waterfall and campfire space in the backyard, and the large windows.

“The previous owners loved this house dearly, and raising their kids in this home was a dream” the real estate agent proclaimed as she stood next to Sita with her arms crossed over her ironed white blouse. Sita could not wait to enter inside, holding her breath as the agent stuck the key into the gold lock on the big red front door. The doors flew open with a single click and the cold air rushed out into the August morning and onto Sita’s face. She stepped inside and she knew she had made the right decision convincing her husband to look at one last home. She stepped into a huge foyer, with hardwood floors, a winding staircase decorated with a handwoven carpet. She approached the center of the foyer where some light seemed to be shining through. She looked up and her mouth dropped in awe of the glass sunroof that sat thirty feet above her head.

“Oh my gosh, my daughter is going to love this” she squealed as she spun around to face the agent.

“If you love the front of the house, wait till you see the rest of it” replied the agent as she motioned for Sita and her husband to make their way into the grand living room.

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2006
Philadelphia

I interviewed Sita at her home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She is still living in the same home that she moved into in 2006. She said her favorite part of this house is all the windows and natural sunlight that peers through the house at different angles every day. She recalls this incident with a huge smile on her face because it makes her happy to know that she chose the perfect home for her family to grow in.

Decade: 2000s
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Recorded by Aasha Gupta on June 2, 2020
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