I have three daughters, Sophie (6), Quinn (3), and Carolyn (11 months). As you might expect, they were in a pretty bad way the last couple weeks. They are smart girls, and they know something bad is going on, but they don’t have a real clear idea what it is. Sophie is coping the best, probably because she asks the most questions. Her questions led to the nearby image, which represents me, prone in a hospital bed, while the surgeon shows me the tumor he removed from my brain. She’s a gem.