Toni Morrison, in her introductory essay “Strangers” to Robert Bergman’s book of photography, writes, 

“The resources available to us for benign access to each other, for vaulting the mere blue air that separates us, are

 few but powerful: language, image, and experience.” What does this mean? 

How specifically do these resources (language, image, and experience) relate to the story of the old woman Morrison tells in the first half of the essay? 

How does it construct our understandings of self and others?