“I betcha think I don’t know nothin’ but singin’ the blues/oh sistaa, have I got news for you/I’m sumthin’, I hope you think that you’re sumthin’ too” ~ “Miss Celie’s Blues” by Shug Avery A young soon-to-be-woman came to the village elder asking after a man who was engaged with another. She was interested, but…Read more »
Ama sat beside her grandmother, watching the weathered fingers nimbly knit something soft and blue that looked as though it might turn into a scarf. She could never tell with grandmother though. Gran had always been known as a woman given to the spontaneity of her spirit. She could not be predicted. “What’s holdin’ you?”…Read more »
Of course, I love the feeling of your closeness, and not just because that’s “how I am.” It’s about how we are and how our areness feels against my skin. Aren’t we something special? Noone fits the way you do on me. Even the soothsayer shook his head when I asked about you. “Gal, dat…Read more »
There was nothing proper about her — she stared too long, never wore bras and laughed at others’ mishaps, if it so struck her fancy. She was ill-trained in the way of apology, and she sauntered everywhere she went, even funerals and dinner parties, where everyone was coupled except her. Her behavior had no exceptions. She…Read more »
9 times outta 10… i won’t remember to bring the trash can from the curb or to put the pillows in a certain order. i am a woman who nurtures many and feels much… a watcher…a listener…a keen observer. i am a midwife. and my house won’t always look fit for company, but any soul…Read more »
I was taught that Love was nothing without sacrifice. If it was “Love”, then something invaluable had to be offered up – and painfully so. It could be a forsaken dream or deeply rooted desire, a search for an answer to a worthwhile question or a hope for something other than what everybody else had…something better. If you…Read more »
He asks Love: How do you do it: lay it all out there for the world to see? She thinks, but never says: I imagine the whole world as you.