Always Running


Luis J. Rodriguez

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Always Running Symbols


There aren’t many conspicuous symbols in Always Running, but one exception is the tattoo that Luis Rodriguez gets in junior high school. The tattoo, which says, “Mi Vida Loca” (literally, “my crazy life”), is…

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Luis’s Dream

When Luis Rodriguez is a teenager, he has a vivid dream about his half-sister, Lisa, who died as an infant years ago. In the dream, Luis sees that Lisa is crying, and he rushes…

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