The Unknown Lives of Others

This week I read a poem by Mohja Kahe titled, “My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears.” In this poem she recounts a story about her grandmother and how others reacted to her praying at an odd time and place due to her following her Muslim prayer schedule. In one part of the poem, the pot wrote about how her grandmother had been across the world and washed her feet among great and ancient places that most of the other women in the bathroom could only dream of. This really made me understand how regardless of how we see others, we will never truly know who they are because we haven’t gone through what they have. Before you judge someone, you should at least get to know them well. Once you meet them and learn of their struggles as well as accomplishments, chances are that you will respect them and even want to be closer with them.

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