Terror strikes. Again. And again.
NYC, Beirut, Paris, Nigeria.
The list grows.
My children ask – why? I don’t know what to tell them.
“We’re safe. You’re safe.”
I don’t know if it’s a promise I can keep.
But I have to try.
This is my eighteenth entry to NaBloPoMo, NaNoPoblano and YeahWriteMe’s NoMo challenge.
How do you explain to children, that which adults cannot comprehend…We all share your frustration
Yes..we all do.
We’re all facing the answer to those questions I believe. I’m still stunned.
It’s a big fear, written beautifully. Great job.
It’s scary but the best thing we can do is to carry on. If we let it paralyze us, they win.
You’re absolutely right!
Me too. I have to try. I look around at my cozy community – so peaceful and what we think of as safe. Talking to friends about the holidays and sniffles and choices we have to make that seem hard, but we’re so lucky to have.
We are very lucky. We have roofs and food and clean water. We’re not threatened every day. It’s more than a lot of people have.
I just had this same conversation with my 22 yr. It doesn’t matter how old your children get, they always seek the comfort of mom.
Yes, they do. Were you able to provide some?
Such a different world from the one we grew up in!
It does feel that way. Although Afganistan was happening when I was in high school.
It’s sad and painful and scary and disheartening
Yes it is. And it keeps happening.
We have to keep trying to make this world a better,safer place. Amen to that.
We do indeed.
Hearing your heart ache as I read.
My heart is heavy. We’re all asking why.
Interesting that these events featured in both our microstories this week. I liked what you wrote!
It’s a dangerous world. 🙁
Thank you. And yes. I wish neither of us were inspired to write about it.
I have adult children, and still don’t understand. Somethings we just can’t make sense of even when we try!
No – that’s very true.
I don’t think we could ever explain why! To suggest that there could be a logical reason to all this is impossible!
It is isn’t it?