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A Miracle    (Continued)

This indicates how ­desensitized we have become to the situation. I cannot blame myself or others for reacting this way, because there is very ­little we can do, except search for answers and then move on.

Not long ago, my mother was caught in the middle of gunfire. She works for a private company, and recently fired workers, enraged and poverty-stricken, had organized a protest – and a violent one. When my mother called to tell me what was happening, I asked her only one question, my heart pounding more with each word: “Will you be safe?”

She has always been a super-mom, doing everything perfectly, always in control.

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Wow. This is such a touching piece. I can't believe what you go through every day. Know at least that, because of your writing, halfway across the world people hear your struggles and are emphathizing with you. Stay strong. 
Mar. 04, 2013 at 9:24 PM • Report
Nicely written. Congratulations 'hamwatan'.. :)
Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:32 AM • Report