Friday, January 16, 2009
The woman in the center of the photo is my friend Euphrasia (with two of her daughters and their children.) Her husband Tangko works with Paul in the hangar. He came to the States a few years ago for mechanic's training and lived with us for a few months. Euphrasia was one of the first people who taught me that knowledge and wisdom are vastly different. She has only a sixth grade education and has probably never had the occasion to read a book cover to cover, but her wisdom about the human heart astonishes me. She suffers a great deal with various physical ailments, including rheumatism. I asked her tonight if she drinks enough water (dehydration is a common cause of fatigue and illness here.) She said that she doesn't, because it makes the bottom of her feet too hot.