Humanity’s ‘Black Day’

For Pakistan: a country that is so close to me, yet so far away; a country with unwavering culture resting permanently in my heart, even with soil that does not rest under my feet; a country that instilled in me the values of family, faith, and tradition; a country that gave my parents a birthplace, my tongue a second language, my heart a foreign home; a country that has been hurt by senseless sectarian violence and governmental duplicity; but a country, nonetheless, whose people will surely survive the pain, emerge from the rubble, and unite unequivocally against enemies.

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