A gem (metaphorically speaking) …
recognizing an old friend in an unfamiliar setting, and understanding a metaphor are species of the same phenomenon
Wisdom & Metaphor
I like how the metaphor of ecosystem creeps in …
Imagine the conversations and observations in their household (ecosystem) which she shares with Robert Bringhurst who also has much to say about cultures as natural systems (See https://berneval.hcommons.org/?s=robert+bringhurst) for a foretaste.
And so for day 2745