A Rare Quality

Barely able to function, yet there I was in a new place, meeting new people. We arrived early to meet the support group’s facilitator. In her presence, I felt comfort and acceptance. I knew I was safe with her. She has a rare quality. In The Book Thief, Rosa, Liesel's foster mother, lacks this quality. Yes, she is the proverbial efficient and productive German, but it's not what Liesel's heart needs as a newly-placed foster child. Rosa scorns her husband Hans for his worthlessness. But ten-year-old Liesel soaks up the acceptance Hans offers as a flower imbibes the rain after a dry spell. “Liesel observed the strangeness of her foster father’s eyes. They were made of kindness and silver. Like

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