“Did you see on the news that a dozen soldiers stormed a school in Chibok?” I asked, but you hadn’t. And I told you about the war going on there, the massacres, and the families torn apart. I told you about the refugees, and how the boys are made to fight before they’re old enough to shave. And you said you hadn’t heard, but did I hear the Hawks beat State by thirty-nine points? And you said that it’s sad—but you find all that news depressing—and you just can’t live like that. And I said I hope we never have to.
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