September 6, 2019:

"But... She has a rifle..."

Somewhat unworldly college student, Business major lacking historical context, baffled at my vintage 1982 poster proclaiming solidarity with the people, by the Boston Committee for Medical Aid to El Salvador.

Gorgeous Central American colors, doctor with stethoscope, woman warrior on guard with papoose and Kalashnikov.

I suppose I could explain.

Yet we were never successful at understanding.

I look back at this as my least disastrous relationship. She was always kind.

Did it really matter that I knew things she didn't?