The good news is that the missing girl is back. The bad news is that she had run away, come back to see her dying mother in the hospital, only to get caught by the Department of Social Services as her mother passed away. In a span of just 50 days, this child’s life has completely changed; she is now fatherless, motherless, and in the truest sense of the word, homeless. And am I to expect this child to care about geometric transformations?
But she did that, and more. More than 50 days after her disappearance, my student trotted up to smile at me before I realized it was her. “Mr. Kim, did you miss me?”