Had she been listening? Daphne wondered. Perha…

Had she been listening? Daphne wondered. Perhaps she’d never stopped after all those days in the church after her mother died, saying every prayer she knew, waiting for even a whisper in reply. She hadn’t been looking for an apology. She wasn’t asking for time to run backward. She just wanted an explanation that was better than ‘It’s the will of God,’ which was grown-up speak for ‘because.’