Legacy of Lost Things Hits Shelves
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Aida Zilelian on Legacy of Lost Things
For years I resented being Armenian. My parents were extremely active in the community and it was quite an insular existence. I went to an Armenian elementary school that my father had helped established, as well as Armenian Saturday school and Sunday school at an Armenian church. Once I was old enough to completely remove myself from the community I did, and for years. It didn’t occur to me until much later that being Armenian was visceral. It crept into the melodies of the music I wrote, the music I listened to, the words that I eventually put on paper. It was inescapable and I grew to respect the reality of that. And it moved me to give it the honor it deserved.
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