Some things smack of unfairness and other things are just tough to explain. Here's something that is both:
Really, Uma has been on the green bean diet for TEN AND A HALF MONTHS! It started well over 300 cans ago. I don't know why she still looks like a dually (is that what non-Texans also call those heavy duty trucks with four-wheels in the back?).
I don't understand it, and for a girl with such a beautiful face, it's really unfair to be so wide in the back end. The before view here, shows that not much has changed since last Thanksgiving.
My mother and I are reading A Tale of Two Cities for the mother/daughter book club, which is to say that my mother finished it several weeks ago, and I have barely met Madame DeFarge. That is not what is unfair and inexplicable.
What I can't figure out and what pains my heart is that I actually read this book cover to cover (without resorting to Cliff's notes and without skipping over the hard bits) when I was in high school. It claimed the number two spot on my all-time favorite book list for decades. I can quote both the opening paragraph and the closing lines even to this day.
I read along in it every evening, sure that something will ring a bell. I keep waiting. Nothing. Nada. Zippo.
How does this happen?
And this is not the only book that I can't recall. Walter and I teach adult Sunday school. We have read--and not only read, but studied and taught--books that made really big impressions on us when we studied them. I can remember their titles now, and usually their authors. BUT besides a vague and possibly inaccurate recollection of their main thesis, I couldn't tell you much about them.
If Cherokee People by Paul Revere and the Raiders, popular when I was a sixth grader in 1971, comes on the satellite radio, I sing along without stumbling over ANY of the lyrics EVEN IF I DON'T WANT TO SING ALONG AND EVEN IF I THOUGHT IT WAS A DUMB SONG AT THE TIME. This happens, and I can't even remember the characters in my second favorite book of all time?
Can you tell me that's fair?
Can you explain it?