That is, do not read Nicholas Kristof's column, or go below the fold of this posting, until you are properly warned. I did say "until". I want you to read. I want everyone to read.
You may not yet want to click through, but the column is titled From 'Oprah' to Building a Sisterhood in Congo. Ultimately it is story of hope beyond imagination under circumstances that would crush most people. I really want you to read the Kristof, and invite you to consider the words I will offer in addition, although I wonder if they can add anything to what he has written.
You will be reading about the effect of war in the Congo,
the most lethal conflict since World War II. More than five million had already died as of the last peer-reviewed mortality estimate in 2007. You will also learn about Lisa Shannon and her "sisters" including a woman named Generose.
Perhaps now you are ready to go below the fold. You might not yet be ready for the Kristof.