Yet, stripped of so much,
The speaker of the poem’s husband reveals to her that her father-in-law made things to earn money during his poor grad days. In the last stanza, the bookends take on the persona of her father-in-law, his struggles, his ability to turn those struggles into beautiful art, and the great unknown of what those struggles were.
The Paro Taktsang Palphug
Left:Minute droplets of water constitute this after-dark radiation fog, with the ambient temperature −2 °C (28 °F)