Saturday, March 31, 2018

Recognition

Rereading Robin Wall Kimmerer's wondrous Braiding Sweetgrass for class on Tuesday. I'd forgotten or missed that she knows who's reading her.

It takes real effort to remember that it's not just in a wigwam that the earth gives us everything we need. The exchange of recognition, gratitude, and reciprocity for these gifts is just as important in a Brooklyn flat as under a birch bark roof. (240)

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