Putting a fabric stash and a heart to good use

West African cotton fabric. Photo by author.

“Charity, like the sun, brightens every object on which it shines.” Confucius

I can still see them. Their bold saffron-yellow and black dashikis with matching pants captured my attention. The warm color splashed sunnily against Dulles terminal’s neutral palette of gray, chrome, and glass. The clutch of men wore identical clothing, like twins — or in their case…