“Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!” Orville Wright
I have been staying with my sister Micki as she goes through Chemo. Yesterday she received a package from our sister-in-law Lee. In it was this beautiful multi-colored colored shawl.
This beautiful sentiment attributed to “Kentucky Mom” was enclosed with the shawl.
We admired the shawl and wondered who had knit such a beauty. We were thinking that she must know someone who knits so beautifully. THEN, in the personal message on the inside of the card we read: “As I knitted I thought of you. . .” Wait a minute! Did she say “I knitted?” Lee can knit? Did she just learn this art?
Micki gets on the phone and calls Lee to thank her (and to find out about this knitting thing.) Lee says yes indeed, she not only knits but learned many years ago! We have not only known Lee since she married our brother Don over 40 years ago, but Gary and I full-time RVed with them for more than ten years. Yes, we even hit dozens of craft and fabric stores as we traveled together all over the country for ten years and I didn’t know this little tidbit about her.
How well do we really know the people we care about? And, no matter how well we think we know our friends and acquaintances, how much do we really know about them? Sal performs in a band? I didn’t know that! Harold is Finnish! Gary and his parents were extras in a movie! We watch celebrities in the media and like to think we know them. Of course we don’t.