A Letter from One Mother to Another

Not sure if there’s anything painful than this.
But we, as mere humans, being engrossed in our own miseries, tend to forget the world,. The moment we raise our head and take a peek at the world, we see a big world struggling just to live. A strong lash of shame hits us while we are still unsure of what we can do to make their life a bit better.
And then, there are people who judge them for their appearances and behaviour without even touching the outlines of their story. And I guess, there we can help. By being open, being kind, being considerate and by showing some empathy for their despairing lives.

The Rahma Diaries

Dear Irresponsible Migrant Mother,

What exactly were you thinking when you woke your children in the dead of the  night, picking up the baby still asleep?  Don’t you know how important it is for children to get enough sleep? They’ll be cranky during the day if they don’t sleep enough.  They won’t develop properly if you keep doing this.  Children need routine.  That baby you’re holding needs to be warm and comfortable, cocooned and safe, like a tiny bud, waiting to bloom in the morning. Those toddlers won’t be able to walk the miles you want them to in the black night in worn out shoes without a good night’s sleep.

What’s that? Speak up.  You had to travel at night? It was safer? It was quieter? There was less chance of being discovered? Less chance of being caught if it was dark and the threat that hung over you…

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