Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Sue told me about this kid she met who lives in a shelter in Roslindale. He's from Africa, and he's from a big family. He was in line to inherit the family wealth, so one of his brothers set him on fire. (His brother is now serving time in prison.) This kid is here in the U.S. for the multitude of operations to put his body back together. He's learning English, living in shelters, and doing menial work to make ends meet.

People avoid him on the bus.

They stare.

Remember this when you think you're having a bad day.

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