José was one of the calmest, quietest, most peaceful boys in the classroom. The kind of boy everybody loves.

José had thick, coal-black hair and matching black-marble eyes. He was always in an immaculate, crisp school uniform, often with a warm sweater around his sturdy frame. José’s family never adjusted to the cool northeastern temperatures in winter. They were from a small town in Panama, emigrated here shortly before José’s birth and now live in a quiet, clean, working class neighborhood.

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Source: Daun Kauffman of Lucid Witness