Why, Oh Why?—Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

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“For almost three years I have observed my mother putting a quarter of a paper towel on top of the VitaMix base. There are no open parts and I have never understood why she keeps it covered. I never asked why because she does a multitude of things that are a mystery to me; and, I have come to understand, to ask her “why” is unanswerable and therefore disrespectful.” read more

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