Peaches And Pears

Peaches And Pears

My entire life, until well after I had children, I got peaches and pears confused.

I know, I know. It makes no sense. They are not alike at all.

But, there it is.

Somehow early on in my brain they got twisted and they stayed twisted for decades.

Then, night before last, I realized I had learned the difference.

Somewhere in raising children, who lovingly, laughingly corrected me each time I got peaches and pears mixed up, I learned which was which.

That seemed like a metaphor for so many things.