I was sitting in the front passenger side of a taxi while my six month old son and my mother sat in the back seat. We were at a red light traffic signal next to Iberapuera Park (Sao Paulo’s Central Park). When I clearly heard a woman’s voice whisper to me, “They are robbing the taxi behind us.”
I thought it was strange to think something so horrible but seconds later our tax driver pressed the automatic door locks and locked the power windows and said in a calm but testosterone filled voice, “There are two motorcycles robbing the car behind us.” At that moment the signal turned green and he stepped on it and we were out of that area.
To be honest I wasn’t surprised to hear there was a car being robbed by people on motorcycles. The sad truth is that car robberies are one of the pitfalls of living in country where there are huge disparities between the have and have nots. See BBC Report about Sao Paulo’s income inequalities here.
But what I thought was strange was hearing a woman’s voice when no one was talking. Was that my Guardian Angel speaking to me?
So here I am, two years later, writing about Lena a sixteen year old Mexican-American girl who finds out she is the desendant of Michael the Archangel .
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