(Pictured left to right: Maizah, Meymey, Destiny, Nokutenda)
Philadelphia Inquisitive Beings
Walking home, fresh produce in hand, these lovelies captivated me. Their tenacity for interaction to freely question the world is inspiring. As little Destiny came from around the corner, running up to me smiling, “You look like that girl! Guys look! (The rest run over surrounding me and my produce)
She looks like that girl on American Ninja Warrior. The one who wears the tutu”
I repeat back, “You think that I look like Jessie Graff, stuntwoman, feminist symbol across the world, beautiful being, with the eight pack abs?!?”
“Yeah! Her! She’s the best one!”
We were all obviously instant friends after that Curiosity endless they dig into my grocery tote with permission. Knowing I only had wholesome food to supply, I let them willingly pine. Handing them all my kiwis and a banana, they began feasting! Watching them bite into the kiwi announcing its flavor, I don’t think they had ever experienced a kiwi.
Meymey was not a fan of it, I didn’t fight it knowing he only took bites of the furry skin, but his older sister took it off his hands two fists of fruit for her! Posed for a picture, their demeanors changed, instantly fueled with energy and content, they began pleasantly skipping me to my apartment.
With a somewhat sad goodbye I felt guanderful, naturally. But I left this interaction, realizing half-way down the block how cruel the world is...the innocence and how it will be masked behind the corruption indefinitely in seconds it seems.
If I can see how great these children are and will be in my five minute interaction, I can only imagine who they will become with the positive energy we send always.
Appreciate their little spirits, fill them with knowledge and nourishment inside and out. This is how we will seek truth, working hardest in tides of change.
(Recipes still to come...)