The Very Good Countering the Very Bad
There’s been this eerie feeling hanging in the air, a never-before felt-feeling that something ominous is on the horizon. The feeling that, sooner or later, IT is going to hit not only far, but near – and this IT is going to hit hard.
La Belle Femme always faces the unanticipated surprises of life (those road bumps that jar, rattle and bruise the bones) with poise, grace, dignity, composure, serenity, and resolve. These include the unexpected death of a loved one or dear friend, surviving cancer surgery, recovering from grave medical procedures and illnesses, and adjusting to those circumstances that reset all of one’s daily routine. As a wife, a lifelong friend and partner, a loving and dedicated mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister and sister-law, friend, retired teacher, and disaster relief volunteer, she’s always been that constant, that anchor, and that glue that bonds very tightly the many threads of that miraculous marvel we call life and family.
Halaby, Raouf J. Professor Emeritus, "The Very Good Countering the Very Bad" (2020). Articles. 284.