Viral Voyage: A Midstream Revival

Image of bare branches from trees in winter. The image has two parts. Each one mirrors the other. The branches grow outward and divide so that the remind you of the bronchial tubes and smaller tubes inside the lungs.
Photo Graphic by Ysabel de la Rosa

The woman looked to be 5 feet 3 inches tall. Olive skin covered her bones. There was scant flesh on her frame. Her short, wiry grey hair might have been a cheap wig. Her bangs hid her eyebrows. Her blue eyes were dull, set close together and far back in her head. I saw iron determination in her gaze. I knew she was speaking to me, even as she seemed to look through me, past me. Her voice was gravelly, low-volume, but loaded with…