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Sólo un vistazo…

20 Apr

Sólo un vistazo…

Chicha…

This is made by the sacred Shuar women.
It is chewed up, fermented Yuca root.

Essentially, saliva in a bowl.

If you are offered this that means you are welcomed into the village.

As disgusting as it may sound, I truly hope to partake.
To drink is to be welcomed, and to be welcomed is my greatest dream.

I imagine… my palate getting a taste of history
Taste buds craddling tradition
Nothing’s as sweet as culture sitting on the tip of your tongue
I embrace what others may label as unsanitary and call it a priviledge

A toast to my beautiful burden…ECUADOR.

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