Latin-American cultures have been teaching their children about maize for millennia through stories. The importance of maize goes beyond nourishment. It provides the community with purpose, working all together to cultivate and harvest. Each generation of our community grows stronger, smarter and more resilient, along with the maize and our traditions. This photograph was taken back in February 2021 after nearly a year in lockdown due to the pandemic, the family came together to prepare the maize dish, Humitas. This traditional Chilean dish has been prepared for generations in our culture. Due to the complexity in its preparation everyone is involved in making this meal possible. We reconnected through this preparation ritual, talking about how we got through the pandemic and reminiscing about old family stories so that our youth could know their past. Once again, we had a purpose. Together we could keep our traditions and gather strength to make it through the months ahead.