I hadn’t written to Jennylyn for a while, so this afternoon I put that right. In my letter, I mentioned the hills near where I live, and my mind went to the forthcoming diamond Jubilee celebrations. I tried to tell Jennylyn that over the weekend, people would go to the top of the highest hill and a beacon would be lit. All would have been fine, except I realised I didn’t actually know what one was! Was it like a torch that someone carried up the hill? Was it something that was at the top all the time, but not always lit? I had no idea, and it was only through wanting to explain it to a child in the Philippines that I found out.
So thank you, Compassion, for teaching a blind person about the town she’s lived in all these years!
Is there anything you’ve learnt that you thought you should have known already?