The author tells of his feelings during his high school days and his desire to leave his family. He explains that after graduation, he left for the San Francisco Bay Area, where he attended the University of California at Berkeley. He describes the streets of Berkeley as he walked there on his first day. He details that the difference between rich and poor seemed to be temporal at Berkeley more than spatial. He then tells of the changes that he noticed during his walk down their old neighbourhood. He states that Jerome moved to California then to Los Angeles to make it as an actor and landed the lead role in a PBS movie whose main character was a quadriplegic. He then tells of his family's present situation, his friends', as well as his.
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