Sunday, April 3, 2016
We drove from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, to meet Shawn's oldest sibling, his sister, Mary (and Carlotta) for lunch. The food was authentic southwestern and the conversation was worth the trip. I kept thinking that siblings are a valuable key to help us make sense of ourselves and our lives. Mary provided insight on their dad, who served in the Air Force in WWII, shot down on a bombing run over Germany. Mary summed up their rough childhoods with tenderness and forgiveness in her voice: He was a POW and then he returned home and later we became his POWs, she said.