Liberation Day: Stories by George Saunders:
“I just want you all to know,” he says. “You’re not alone. There are many of us who see this thing for the monstrous excess it is. You’re human beings. You are. Even if the world—even if my parents—seem to have forgotten it. But help is coming. It is. Soon.”
Then does his palms-together bow and leaves.
Lauren and Craig and I exchange looks of: Wow, thanks, adult son Mike, we did not know, until you just now told us, that we are human beings.
Then exchange worried looks.
It is always regrettable to have attracted the attention of adult son Mike.