Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Flow

Weeks ago a simple tweet caught my attention. The content of the tweet isn't important, but the subtle tool the universe used to speak has put a book at my fingertips, a football player in perspective and a movie depicting historical events on my must see list.

These three, and possibly more to come, random subject matters are all speaking a unified message. It is amazing how random these things, events and people are yet the universe has managed to amplify the commonalty each shares and its relevance, specifically to me.

I'm still listening and deciphering the message the universe is currently speaking, but had I ignored that nudge, that that tweet conjured in my being, I wouldn't be able to hear the symmetry of randomness. It's an amazing sound! It's like listening to your favorite song for the first time. That wonderful thrill of hearing something so perfect, makes you want to listen over and over again.

The point is life is always talking, but we are not always listening. Paying attention to the little, seemingly unimportant things that get our attention, can lead to phenomenal discoveries.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

I Wonder

When I read W.E.B Du Bois, James Baldwin and Richard Wright, I am able to grasp life through their experience.

A place and time that is very different from my own, yet somehow still resonates in my experiences of 2017.

Times have changed, people have changed, life for the average African-American has changed yet somehow that color line that supposedly disappeared still exists.

I wonder if one day we will every truly live in a color blind world. I wonder if anyone, even myself can really see through my color. My beautiful, my controversial, my identifying color?

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Separation

  Separating the past from the present is acknowledging hope for the future.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Patterns

Wearing strips in a world of plaids is like 1+1=3.

Once I thought a solution was revealed for the above labyrinth...expand your vision. It seemed plausible till I realized I didn't know the meaning of plaid.

What is plaid? I wanna enjoy this syncopated flow.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Beginnings

I recently watched a movie staring Denzel Washington, "Devil in a Blue Dress."

I actually enjoyed it this time.  I've seen this movie several times before, but I never really liked it.  I thought it was at the least mediocre and at its worst boring.

I would always catch the movie in the middle. I just recently saw this movie from the beginning and finally understood the fullness and motivation of Denzel's character.

All this to say, if you find yourself in a place you don't like, seek the beginning.  Things might be a lot better than you initially thought.

Possible anyway...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Discovering Truth

600 to 300 years before Christ walked the Earth, man finally was certain that the Earth was indeed round.

Prior to accepting this knowledge, man thought the Earth was flat and that the Sun was rising and setting about the Earth. Now we know that it is indeed the Earth that revolves around the Sun.

I used to think I was the center of my own universe, then I discovered I am one of many.

Yet I still haven't discovered what indeed I revolve around. But this much is true, I revolve around the Sun, and its gravity that keeps me in rotation.

*photo credit pixabay.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Listening

Listening recently got my attention. It required me to passively and actively participate with my interlocutor.

Real listening was a brave exercise for me, it made me feel vulnerable because I didn't judge the words as they are spoken.

Hearing a person sometimes feels risky, yet can be a liberating experience.

*photo credit pixabay