Sunday, July 14th was a bright, sunny day. Everything seemed to be normal in the orbit of my life. Loved ones were happy and healthy and enjoying the summer relaxing however they liked. Neighbors gathered on the rooftop “sky room” for a bagel brunch party thrown by our apartment building. Outside the glass door that kept the cool air in, some children were splashing water on one another in the outdoor swimming pool that was glistening in the sun.
By Rong Xiaoqing