When I was 7 years old I lived in Stillwater, Minnesota.
There were no avocadoes there at that time.

14 years old. Fallbrook, California.
Visiting grandma and grandpa. Avocado tree in the garden.

21 years old. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
Enchiladas, guacamole.

28. Young professional. Los Angeles, California.
Avocado sandwiches, avocado smoothies, avocado shakes, avocado shampoo.

35. Migration. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Do you want me here?
Do you need me here?
Should I go back to where I came from?
No avocadoes here either.

42. 49. 56.
63 years old. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The United States and the Netherlands are the two largest importers of avocadoes in the world.
From Mexico, South America, South Africa.
I take my avocado.
Cut it open.
Drop the seed out.

Do I want this avocado?
Do I need this avocado?
Should I send this avocado back to where it came from?