A Forgotten Prayer, Answered

In a dusty temple, grief is released and a wish is made.

Charlotte Bacon lives in Maine. Her latest novel is “The Twisted Thread” (Hyperion). E-mail: modernlove@nytimes.com By CHARLOTTE BACON

ON a cold March night nearly two years ago, not long after we had learned that the baby I was carrying had all his chromosomes in a sequence that spelled health and wholeness, I was lying in bed next to my husband marveling at this unlikely turn of...

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