Being a parent, it's extremely difficult to read something like this. Nothing has made me more vulnerable than being a parent.


“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

- Elizabeth Stone

That's how Becky died; crossing a busy intersection where there wasn't a crosswalk because she didn't want to take the tunnel underneath. They completely revised the intersection later. She was maybe 12, a year younger than me.

I went under that intersection every day for two years going to a junior high school that is no longer there. It was about 100 yards from where a girl a year older than me got raped by an escaped felon.

Okay, I'm calling city hall. Neighbors planted arbor vitae all around their property line which means what was once a visible corner is now a blind corner. My daughter rides her bike there and we've already had a couple close calls.

posted by mk: 495 days ago