Ricepaper Second Serving: David Suzuki, activist1 min read

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For two decades, Ricepaper Magazine published profiles, Q&A, and interviews from some of the most prominent artists, scribes, and influencers in the Asian Canadian community. The Ricepaper Second Serving series offer readers a chance to look back at our history and remember some thought-provking words spoken and written by those who helped change it.

I wish—especially for my son—I wish that I was there for him. You know, these days, people say, ‘It’s quality time, not quantity time.’ Total bullshit. When [children] fall and scratch their knee, that’s when they want someone to wipe it clean and kiss it well, if they score a goal in a little game, that’s when you’ve got to be there and say, ‘Well done!’ But you can’t plan those things You’ve got to be there. And I regret that I couldn’t be there… I tried, I tired very very hard, I wasn’t there as much as I could have been. – David Suzuki

<> on February 18, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.

“The Nature of David Suzuki” by Jenny Uechi from issue 11.1. Click here to see Ricepaper Magazine’s archive.

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