I stare at Big P in the rear view mirror. Big P, my down on his luck rapper, a thing of the past. I smile and say ”Good morning” to my new Big P. I visualize my new Big P and her triumphant life story. A young girl working in the rice paddies of a farm community, behind her the Great Wall. I shiver with excitement at the story Big P must have! I begin to converse with her, hoping she will bare her soul to me.
I ask her how her morning is going. I wait for Big P’s story. I get nothing… at a red light I turn and really look at Big P. I see that underneath her sweater she has on a t-shirt that says “I Do It Anywhere!” beneath this statement , is a naked cartoon man with an erect penis. I do not know whether to laugh or cry at the ridiculousness of it. A horn honks behind us and I move through the traffic. I give it another try. “How are you today Big P?” I wait hoping to hear a sweet voice respond. Again… Nada. Instead, I hear a snort and realize Big P is asleep. I smile as I drive to take Big P to her drop off spot.
I create Big P’s life story in my head. An orphaned youth forced to work in the rice paddies in the shadow of the Great Wall. When she turns 16, a local farmer takes her for a bride, but Big P is not destined to be a farmer’s wife. She runs away to Beijing. In Beijing she meets Po, a charismatic boy with big dreams! They fall in love and stow away on a freighter headed to America .It is filled with fruit, so Big P and Po have plenty of food. They make love amongst the banana crates on the ship. It is all so romantic until after several weeks on the fruit ship things take a turn for the worse.
Rough seas ruin the refrigeration on the ship. The fruit begins to spoil. Rotten fruit brings fruit flies, which swarm up Po’s nose and mouth suffocating him. He is thrown overboard with the rotten fruit and Big P is now on her own…
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