On Saturday night, Lauren’s new friend Sabrina celebrated her 10th birthday at Flamingo Beach. The kids ran wild just as kids are meant to do, their skin touched by the sun, their bare feet calloused by rocky trails, their little fingers sticky with candy. As the sun set, Sabrina’s family fired up the barbecue and readied the bonfire. It was a beautiful evening.
As the parents chatted against the setting sun, we learned that our old house had a break in the day after we moved. Two of the boys who were at Sabrina’s party were walking through our neighborhood late Thursday night. They saw a taxi driver pull up to the house and two guys leap over our old fence. At that point, the boys ran away.
A near miss for us and one of the ugly realities of this beautiful country.