Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Nigel and Donovan

Their names are Nigel and Donovan.  They are 13 and 7 respectively.  Now they are gone and their parents' hearts will never be whole again.

The part that made me cry on and off today is that Nigel fetched Donovan from a school activity because Nigel wanted his mother to rest before her shift work started at McDonald's.  Nigel loved his mother, and he loved his brother.

There is a poignant saying in Cantonese - the white-haired person should not have to send off the black-haired person = parents should not have to mourn their children.  It goes against the natural order of life.....

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