So, it’s Presidents Day this weekend and many of us are asking, how soon will it be before we see a Lao American president. Will we see one from our generation? What would it be like? Would the Lamvong become a national dance craze? Would jaew become the official condiment? Hot dogs replaced with Lao sausage or beef jerky? The first lady wears a sinh? (Or the first man, if the first Lao American president is a lady…) So many possibilities. But in the meantime, here’s this week’s Lao Haiku of the Week:
Whether apple pies, mae,
Cherry trees, log cabins, or moon shots:
OUR STORIES CHANGE US.