There’s more than one way to.....
Peel a banana. My friend Brian once asked me: “Have you ever seen a monkey peel a banana“? I had not. Then I did. I’ve never peeled a banana the same way again.
“Live and learn”, my mother used to like to say. She summarized all of life’s lessons with those few words. Live long enough, open our eyes and our minds, and we can truly be wise. Even monkeys have a thing or two to teach us.
I haven’t seen my mom for over 10 years now. She set off from Kennebunk Maine on an around-the-world journey in the spring of 2012. She always had a yearning to travel the world, and she always loved solitude. Now she has both. That said, she finds comfort in the company of strangers, and has a fondness for telling stories over a glass of white Zinfandel. Don’t be surprised to find this good natured pirate one day seated across from you in some sea coast town, as you venture about on your own journeys.
With that I’ll say “Happy Mother’s Day” to my mom. I promise that I’m still ”living and learning”. And, Happy Mother’s Day to all of the other mothers out there.