Road trips are fun. You never know what you are going to see. We were driving on the interstate and saw this up ahead. Interstates are often sleepily dull. But, this was indeed a unique creature ahead of us. We couldn't figure out what it was but it got our attention.We got closer and it became clearer. We were looking at a fuselage of an airplane. Now I had heard all my life that one of the reasons for the building of interstates was so that should there be a war, these wide highways could serve as landing strips for military aircraft. (Not sure if that is correct or not.) But I had never seen a plane do this.
The further we went we saw the rest of the story. There were the wings for this airplane.
And now we had seen it all. This plane had been taken apart and was being shipped by truck to presumably be reassembled.
Sometimes we are confused when we hear people make a remark. We think, "What is it that he said?" We hear only distant echo of what the person is really talking about. But, when we ask questions, and when we see more of the picture, things begin to make more sense. And when we inquire further, the picture becomes clearer still.
When we keep our ears open and when we explore more deeply what we are hearing, the chances of understanding another person improve considerably. Making judgements on the first impression may leave us responding without clearly knowing what the other person is trying to show us. And when that happens, we miss some amazing things.