The “Gift Alchemy” of the Fava Bean (in conversation with Companion–Platform)
by Are.na Editorial
27 blocks
10 months ago

"Gratitude and reciprocity are the currency of a gift economy, and they have the remarkable property of multiplying with every exchange, their energy concentrating as they pass from hand to hand, a truly renewable resource. I accept the gift from the bush and then spread that gift with a dish of berries to my neighbor, who makes a pie to share with his friend, who feels so wealthy in food and friendship that he volunteers at the food pantry. You know how it goes."

—Robin Wall Kimmerer