Rain, my daughter: I have a lot I want to say to you and it’s clear to me how to start… I love you and I am sorry for what happened to you.
You came into being from an act of violence and cruelty that marked me profoundly. For a long time, my feelings about that act were tangled up with my feelings about you.
I am sorry for that. I was wrong. I am also sorry for how short your life was. You never had the chance to live outside of me.