Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers - 'Katherine Boo' This was a bit of a tough book to read. Not exactly heart-warming. With so much poverty and corruption, it is hard not to dispair. To me, despite the ways realities of this book may being me down, it is hard not to feel (and to see in the people in the book) a longing for the kingdom, where all the brokenness is no more. That sense that many of the things described in this book aren't as they were meant to be gives me a strange sense of hope. A hope that the arguably delusional longings for an other world are founded because they are shared by others who see the seeds in this world.

"It is easy, from a safe distance, to overlook the fact that in under-cities governed by corruption, where exhausted people vie on scant terrain for very little, it is blisteringly hard to be good. The astonishment is that some people are good, and that many people try to be—"