The sadness behind this prompt hits me hard as I write this. The kid shown in the pic lost her father today. Her mother, whom I see as an exceptionally strong woman, fought till the end, staying afloat with her Buddhist beliefs and chanting “Nam myoho renge Kyo.” It kept her going, if nothing else.
She is totally deflated now, after the incident. She, who led a fatherless life (her father being a drug-addict), just uttered the words “My daughters will meet the same fate.”
I’ve penned here my thoughts for the family.
you were born to adversity blessed with a rare courage which you’ll always have more than your counterparts May you be resilience of a lotus rather than fragility of a rose May you bloom unlike others wholeness from broken parts… May you never need support stand strong against currents May you win battles in essence before they dare to start….