Tuesday, 23 October 2007

hands that harvested your food

"Strawberries are too delicate to be picked by machine. The perfectly ripe
ones bruise even at too heavy a human touch. Every strawberry you have
ever eaten has been picked by callused human hands. Every piece of toast
with jelly represents someone's knees, someone's aching backs and hips,
someone with a bandanna on her wrist to wipe away the sweat."

Alison Luterman, quoted in After the Ecstasy, the Laundry by Jack Kornfield

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