What do these women have in common? Who they are and what they represent are, collectively, a triad of influences in my life. Angelina, along with the chosen images representing the women of these two cultures in particular, strikes me as truly caring about the earth and its peoples as well as self-care and preservation in the process. Her giving spirit, linking not neglect of self, but rather embracing full nurturance of self along with adopted and natural family, is, in my mind, the foundation of a pure soul. Of course, this is only by observation~ and I may be idolizing someone through sheer media lenses. I realize that. I have been watching and thinking about the habits and productions of Angelina, her good in the world, her heart of adoption; I have been reading nutrition books over the years, as well as historical accounts of Native Americans; and I have been influenced by Asian thought through my adventures in cooking as well. Sharing wisdom through the greening of the body (fertilizing? watering?) and food preparation is an act of love and selflessness. It is hard to pinpoint into words tonight (I find my brain a little synapse-tied)… but I really wanted to share this in spite of my rusty gears.