The universe has been throwing a lot at me the last few weeks. Personal, professional, economic–you name it. My stamina is running low. My batteries have no time to recharge. I’ve had moments that made me question my worth as a scholar, global citizen, net-izen, and friend. At this point, all I can do is show up–and only because I hear someone’s voice telling me I’d damn well better.
Days like today, I wonder if the #gawds are even listening.
Lo and behold, the universe is speaking.
Happy Birthday Alice Walker!
Kima posting homage on Twitter reminded me that I was about to miss the birthday of the visionary whose words head this blog, who is the namesake of one half of my politico alter-ego, and who has helped me through more hard times than I can count.
Just seeing her presence everywhere reminded me I am more than I am. I’ve been inspired, calmed, and pummeled by Alice Walker’s words, and by the example she sets as a writer, pacifist, and social justice conjurer. Gawd bless her. A world with Alice Walker in it can never be damned. It’s just a world waiting to be saved.
Speaking of saving, today the always loving Alexis Pauline Gumbs reminded me that I also need to be saving myself. Introducing Brilliance Remastered: