Life in Vulnerability

5287137573_190d975b5c_b I have a friend living my life of 10 years ago—an echo of young motherhood, foreign hospitals, unusual cultural recommendations, language mishaps. An update on her son’s respiratory problems sent my mind reeling to the scent of burning coal, the layer of soot on mirrors, the hoarse and desperate cough in the middle of the night, and the raspy breathing of an infant…

Friend, what I would want to share with you, or what I would say to my younger self of a decade ago, is to face the fear and uncertainty with others by your side.

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