Standing In the Middle

Last summer, two teenage girls (14 and 16) were¬†raped, killed, and strung¬†from a mango tree in their Indian village. Yesterday, my nine-year-old daughter went with me to visit a one-day-old baby, an only daughter, swaddled in the protective arms of her father. In the middle of the night, the young girl-cousins had walked together to a nearby orchard to relieve themselves, and never returned. “Do you think I’ll be able to hold the baby, mom?” my only daughter asked meRead more