I have this aloe vera plant I’m looking at in my backyard, and I’m like, so what does this aloe vera plant represent in everybody getting the love they deserve? What is the soil that I live on? Who lived here first? Where is this plant native? What about the extraction process? How did it get here? Was everybody paid a fair wage in order for it to get here for me to sit here and have this lovely garden? I think about these things, there’s this micro focus of: where is the value apportionment going? It’s almost like you can follow the money, and we started this conversation by talking about quantifying and qualitating love.
- Mandy Harris Williams (link)