“A Second Chance at Sisterhood”

When the tragedy strikes, we are often coping with loss by infinitely trying to recreate the event in our minds, imagining how we could change or avoid the course of the horrible events or how we could have been better and kinder to the people we lost. We are hopelessly praying for the second chance. In the latest NYTimes TIES essay, author Jamila Osman writes: "Grief is a profound teacher, but it is anguish long before it is enlightenment. I am better for the things I have learned, and I have my sisters to thank for the most important education of my life: Ayan, my first teacher, and Idil, my second chance."