The unspeakable happened; B.'s beloved suffered a miscarriage.
When a woman who is almost 50 years old requests a stuffed animal, you know it's a happy, hopeful, hard new year.
There was room in the vehicle for an interfaith evening of illumination and joy.
"My partner and I were attacked; he was killed and I had to flee."
"Allah must have a reason why I get to spend time with you. And for that I am happy!"