An's depiction of the little girl carrying a baby in a shoulder sling was something that stood out in my mind vividly (Pham 106). I decided to sketch her the way my mind saw her. As I sketched her, I realized that the sketch was looking more and more like a portrait and it reminded me of the connection An made with an old photograph of his former girlfriend, Trieu. By sketching her into a portrait, I felt it signified the past--a window to remember--as the girl was a window to his memories. Her innocence represents all that An is trying to express to the reader: that war has defiled his innocence and those around him. Looking into the eyes of my sketch I see warmth, but I also see experience and hardship. Her simplicity and humility is heartbreaking; An feels the exact helplessness and vulnerability looking at her.