Looking through a keyhole

Think about the Revolutionary War for a minute. How would you imagine or describe it?

Okay, now how much of it did you cover?

Which statistics do you know? How many died? How long was it fought for? Who lost what? Which locations? What was it like taking care of the wounded? What were the key moments and people?

It turns out, there are a lot of blank spaces between what we know and what could be taught. And so we imagine and skip the rest.

We really don’t understand because we have a very incomplete picture. And that is how we understand most things–“I get the just of it.”