Sophia is 25 today

Today is Sophia’s 25th birthday, her fourth birthday in incomprehensible absence. She was born at home, on an early Tuesday afternoon in 1993. Her father and I remember that moment as if it was yesterday. Our firstborn, a head full of dark hair, big dark eyes, wide open. Barely fully born, she looked us straight in the eyes, as if she wanted to say: ‘Well, here I am’. And there she was indeed, loud and clear, a personality from the start. We named her ‘Sophia’, a beautiful name, Greek for ‘wisdom’. Who could ever have thought that one horrible day,...

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