Sunday, July 22, 2012
Mirror's Enigma Lucille
I knew a girl named Lucille once. She was my best friends sister. One of 10 brothers and sisters that my friend had.
I learned that not everyone gets their own bedroom and that I was very fortunate to not have to account for the number of toilet paper squares I used. I also learned that I had nothing to complain about for food when some people had hot water with ketchup and called it soup.
I imagine lots of people in the community thought their family was foolish to have so many kids. By worldly standards they were not a rich or a successful family.
But I have to tell you that they were rich in so many ways that have far outlived the position or wealth of anyone I grew up with. I feel kind of cheated that I missed out on the kind of life they grew up with. When all was said and done - they all were clear on what was important, and what really was not.