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A Miracle    (Continued)

December 9, 2012

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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