“We choose our truths the way we choose our gods, single-sightedly, single-mindedly, no other way to feel or see or think. We lock ourselves into our ways, and click all the truths to one. We put our truths together in pieces, but you use nails and I use glue. You mend with staples. I mend with screws. You stitch what I would bandage. Your truth may not look like mine, but that is not what matters. What matters is this: You can look at a scar and see hurt, or you can look at a scar and see healing. Try to understand.”
Sheri Reynolds, A Gracious Plenty
I read this thinking of a person who has very different political views than I do…it’s caused problems in an otherwise good relationship. Reading this with her in mind it made things clearer. I’m going to send it along when the time is right. Thanks so much.
I read this thinking there are two ways of of looking at everything, from a positive and a negative. Kind of like the glass is half full/empty thing only this pertains to people and their scars, either emotional for in Finch’s case both physical and emotional.