Archives December 2014 - Kim McNamara

What if…

“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say you did not know.” The words of William Wilberforce, a man who poured out his whole life for the abolition of the slave trade, sank deep into my heart as the dampness of tears and the ache on my insides seemed to intensify. We sat together in the basement, as the snow fell softly on the lawn outside our safe, cozy, comfortable home. Fres...

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To be seen…

To be seen… She sat across from me on the couch, savouring the crunchy sweet taste of toast with jam, a new experience for her. The conversation was slow, but every so often, I would get a smile or a giggle from her, and in that moment, I would see a simple contentment in her eyes. Her big exams started that week, and knowing that she couldn’t stay too long, her eyes occasionally darted towa...

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