Last Saturday, I was emotionally affected after reading the paper. There was a photo of a father holding the hand of his 12-year-old daughter. She was stabbed to death by an ex-con who was convicted of rape and robbery. He stepped out of prison three years ago because he won presidential clemency. Other than the 12-year-old girl, he also killed a teacher and a grandfather who tried to shield his granddaughter.
Two weeks ago, the mother of a friend, Arsenic Laurel, passed away while dancing during her Velada. A couple of months back, the wife of one of the architects I work with passed away with their unborn baby daughter. Talking to him the other day made me realize that life is short and that sometimes we take our blessings for granted. (more…)