Penny, who was once four years old (I know, because I was there) is now ten years old. I’ve known Penny for longer than I haven’t known her, but we’ve never had a conversation because, at least up until the time I saw her last 3 years ago, she didn’t yet speak English and I didn’t yet speak Danish.
But, as my friend Ton relates, this didn’t prevent some indirect knowledge transfer from happening, with Ton and his partner Elmine as the midwives.
Reading that story I’m inclined to jump up and shout “yes!”, as that’s the way the world is supposed to work.
Thank you to Ton and Elmine for their activism, on both ends.
I look forward to discussing this with Penny in a few years in person.