On Kindness

My mother is sick.

Cord Jefferson
Nov 3, 2014 · 21 min read

By Cord Jefferson
Illustrations by Celine Loup

For a few weeks one summer, when I was about eight or nine, my family and I road-tripped from our home in Tucson to the Grand Canyon and then up to Yosemite National Park. We hiked and played and slept for days amid some of the world’s most majestic natural beauty, and yet I can tell you almost nothing about what…