Recent tragedies in our world have given parents pause to think about children and children pause to think about parents. Here is President Obama reflecting, as parent and as Mourner in Chief, on the shooting of Christina Taylor Green in Tuscan, Arizona. And her father was able, somehow, to gather his thoughts. And the parents of the alleged murderer.
Last week, Shehrbano Taseer wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times on the assassination of his father, Salmaan Taseer, governor of Punjab.
Saad Hariri insists on investigating the assassination of his father, Rafiq Hariri: Hezbollah, as potential guilty party, walks out; Lebanese government falls.
And what of the parents of Mohammed Bouazizi? No one has reported on them.