The most powerful words of wisdom come to me from my own flesh and blood. The old saying that ‘the acorn does not fall far from the tree’ is a timely reminder to me, particularly at times when I feel alone or otherwise isolated from the rest of humanity. Words of advice that I would once have given come travelling back to me with far more grace than I deserve. I am constantly humbled by the love that is offered to me by my family, and at times I marvel at the reflections that I see in their faces. It is in their offerings of forgiveness, in their continuing patience with one so imperfect, that I see and experience a taste of the kindness of God. I am taught to remove the pink glasses and see nothing but naked truth.