Strawberry Preserves

From this New Yorker article about the Penobscot language:

Francis, who is in his early fifties, grew up on Indian Island in an era of burgeoning indigenous activism. He feels that the key to saving Penobscot culture is not just studying the language but using it. “Take the strawberry preserves off the shelf and spread it on a piece of toast” is how he put it to me.

That’s a powerful metaphor for life in general.


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Oliver FS on May 14, 2021 - 02:47 Permalink

If you love something, make an open-faced sandwich of it