If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard. Here’s to possibilities of friendship and connection and understanding.
–Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s water flowing along the sidewalk into a storm drain. This was taken in 2016 on a bright fall afternoon, no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my Kodak Share digital camera.