YOU DON’T KNOW
You don’t know you’re in the dark,
till you experience light.
You don’t know you were mentally sick,
till you’ve recovered.
You don’t know you have a specific desire,
till you taste a sip of specific satisfaction.
You don’t know how little you know
till you discover a second book and then
another take on what you have read.
You don’t appreciate vanilla ice cream
till you’ve tried a dozen other flavors
and you still like vanilla best.
You don’t know home till you’ve left
home or visited various other homes.
You don’t know summer till you’ve
been through a real cold winter.
© Andy Costello, Reflections 2016