The Many Meanings of the Mango
Mangoes—revered and prized by almost every culture in which they are cultivated—are a migrant fruit.
A Passage to India,
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Through myth-making and symbolism, the natural world comes to stand in for potent human ideals.
It took me years before I realized that I’d built my notions of beauty from the stories of a distant land.
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Animation can teach a kid a lot about themselves and the world around them. Disney movies taught me about my queer desires.
I suspect that these shows, which characterize speed and hustle as natural elements of cooking, are part of the male professional kitchen’s effort to divorce their work from the feminine history of cooking.
I had a sense, unvoiced, that living well and loving steadfastly were one and the same. I translated that sense into certainty: Marriage would make me Good.