Someone Once Told Me

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2001“This is something my mum has always said to me. My grandma said it to her. I wouldn’t be surprised if my great-grandmother said it to my grandmother. To me it means that if you eat a banana you get loads of the mushy brown bits that all children hate. But you’re supposed to think how you’re lucky you’ve got them, it’s a good thing.

”It’s the idea of turning a good thing that you probably moan about into something positive. I like the idea of that, but the other reason I’ve chosen this is that it reminds me of my mum.

I wanted her to see me holding this up. It’s something that’s almost lost all meaning because it makes us smile and it has that lovely familial thing where if anyone’s eating a banana, me and my mum will say that to each other.” Taken in Shepherd’s Bush, London, UK.

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