My apartment overlooks a busy thoroughfare in the city, flanked by the amazing Greenmount Cemetary, where Edgar Allen Poe is buried, and the best thrift store in town- mainly because there's a hot dog stand outside of it every day.
Right now, a man is hurrying across the street with a toddler and an extremely tiny dog in tow... both of their little legs moving at five times the pace on either side of his longer stride. It reminds me of how, when beg something new, we scurry around with short little legs trying to figure everything out and find our stride. When the latter is found, our gait lengthens, gains purpose, and the energy with which we carry ourselves gains momentum- opening up new possibilites.
My first few days at Inzozi Nziza, I was scurrying on short legs indeed. Having a deadline to get images to a German publishing company for a blurb on the shop in an upcoming book about, among other things, our social relationship to food, the artistry and economic implications of that in relation to this new back to basics, farm to table, diy movement... with this looming, I had to hit the ground running. Many of you have seen these already on Facebook, but bear with me, there's a linear story here...
One of the youngest women to work there, Julienne is engaged to be married in August.
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