Don’t you ever?

And the little girl asked
“Is Papa Bad, Mama?”

“Why do you ask munchkin? Papa loves you the most !”

“Coz papa holds me, kisses me and squeezes me like ..”

Love and lust – probably too profound for young minds to register what a touch can mean , can actually mean to a monster or a loving parent.

I sit shell-shocked, let down by recent news reports from Bangalore. Humanity is on its wane, reiterates my dread. What else would explain such repeated assault on human spirit? Are we just made of flesh and blood and nothing else?

My heart bleeds for the parents, for all we know, we could be them, today, any day. The saddest part is that we have to live with this constant fear, everyday.

My expression on this heinous episode, which is probably not the first of its kind, but nevertheless heart wrenching as always..

 

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