I’m thankful my mother isn’t dealing with all this. I’m thankful she doesn’t have to live in fear of another disease infecting her compromised body, though I do wish I could hear her voice. She would respond to the current state of the world with words of courage and comfort. Neither dismissing my fears nor playing into them. She would repeat the words she always spoke to her students: “Face the future with warm courage and high hopes.” My days at home begin by looking out the window and searching for her courage.
— Lisa Kitchens (Brooklyn, New York)
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