Maggie Green-Cleaning Fish

Beloved Elders

In this portfolio, I give praise to my parents, Howard Whitney and Jane Cash and to all those who came before me, upon whose shoulders I stand. In African culture we must always pay tribute to the elders. Their lives, their words or deeds are lessons from which we can learn. Knowing what not to do is as important as knowing what to do. Hopefully our elders pass on words of kindness, strength, passion and wisdom. Whether we realize it or not, we become a composite of the values, viewpoints, culture and history of the elders who have influenced our lives.