She does wish that it be otherwise
but that is simply a wish and, unlike
Jiminy Cricket, she doesn’t wish upon
a star. She also doesn’t pray for a
cure because she knows that the
situation can’t be reversed but she
does pray for healing to get the whole
thing in perspective and be reconciled,
not so much in Stoicism or fatalism, as
in the reality of genetics and things
inherited and that, in spite of dis-
appointments and prospective hard-
ships, in faith that life is, at root, good.
Then she remembers the serenity prayer
and decides, it is what she will pray,
and so she does.