Untitled Christmas Story

Untitled Christmas Story

Editor:

Untitled Christmas Story is fictitious, but drawn from experiences on the Benton Paiute Reservation.  Those of us who concern ourselves with Native American, or Californian issues know that most reservations in California are desolate and impoverished (not to mention the rest of the country, or the Americas).  I stayed there from August to December.  When I came back to the city it was hard to adjust to the obvious things like traffic.  But I found I was more changed than that.  When I looked in the fridge, it was hard to imagine that it was full, and all of the food was still good.  There weren’t dead cars sitting in the yard, and there wasn’t junk filling up the house to the brim.