Wednesday, November 25, 2015

'Papa' in Quechua

Pulled from the soil, these
Treasures originated in the
Andes. Around  
The world they were cultivated –
Over 5,000 kinds now
Exist – and the hope is that
Starvation will not persist.

When one of my daughters was three years old, she watched our older neighbors as they knelt next to a long mound of earth, digging into it with their gloved hands. “What are you finding?” she asked. They were harvesting red potatoes. Imagine her delight.

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