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29 January 2015


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John, it seems one of the most salient aspects of this article is the effect it had on Parks himself, as you mention. To me, the quote under the last photograph stands out to illustrate that

"In the States" says one "we were just some more Americans, but here we're different, and it's a nice feeling."

It vibrates with the tension of how the students or Parks might have found experiences to be different for each other at home or abroad. For Parks that difference was no longer manifested as threatening as it was back home in the States where he could never be as invisible as those students. Instead his thoughts became as peaceful as snowflakes. What a lovely image and experience for him.

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