The only time Minnie did end up with a mini Minnie alongside her was through well-meaning “tosh talk”.
An old school friend had died in a car crash. She happened to resemble her. At a couple of different alternative healing events, psychics “saw” her next to Minnie. They tilted their heads to one side, lowered their voices and softly enquired, “Did you lose a child?” They described the image. Each time Minnie kept quiet, knowing she had not miscarried but wondering if guardian angels did exist. If they did, she did not mind the idea of Rosa accompanying her on her life journey. Rosa had been a party girl during her short life and Minnie had loved her untamed soul.
Minnie could not imagine how it felt to lose a child. She had always felt for parents who had. Grief was a many-headed monster who developed a dragon’s tail lashing here and there when it came to a lost child.
Minnie mourned for what might have been but never was.