|A younger, healthier Rafqa|
|Rafqa, at left|
Again, I don't want to dismiss the bad things that happen to people in the twenty-first century, especially here in the first world. My problems, your problems, her problems -- they're all real too. Demons are demons, the world over, through all time. But if you weren't an orphan, if you're not blind, if no one's pressuring you to marry a relative twice your age, if your childhood wasn't spent as a domestic servant, if you're not paralyzed or walled up in a cell...
... then hey, at least you've got that going for you.