In which my heart goes out

Three summers ago, in 2011, I sat in an air-conditioned mall enjoying a strawberry milkshake after a long day of shopping. I was exhausted from price haggling at the nearby souvenir market and it was nice after a month of culture shock to sit in a clean, quiet space that seemed more like home than anywhere else I’d been in Kenya. Chris Vo, whom I was on this dental rotation with, snapped this picture of me sitting in Westgate’s Artcaffe, which today is the scene of unspeakable horror. 

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My thoughts and prayers, which are too little to do any real good, are with those there today. My heart goes out to you all. 

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