A friend of ours from our church sent this article to us before we left for Finland. It’s an interesting article. I read it when I first received it, then put it away. I wanted to revisit it a couple of months into our journey. I’m glad I did.
When I reread the article, some of the items went from interesting statements to “oh, yeah. That’s sooo true.” I guess it’s just one of those things that makes sense when you experience it for yourself.
I’ve always thought the same thing about military experiences. I have friends who are veterans and active duty military personnel. I sometimes get a glimpse of what they go through, or have gone through, which I feel privileged that they shared with me, but in reality, I don’t understand the full implications of what they are saying. I may get what they are saying intellectually, but I don’t know it in the core of my being.
Does this mean I can’t relate? No. For me, it means I have questions. I wonder. I’m also able to share what I do know with those that also know. I can also share what I know with those that don’t, those that question, etc. It’s an exchange of knowledge, experience, passion, life.
Life is so interesting and diverse. Keep on experiencing, sharing and questioning. I know I will.