Monday, August 25, 2014

We are blues people

Cornell West on America

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different."

I am a blues person. At once accepting fate and reveling in truth, no matter how dark. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Goodbye Aunt Donna

Today I lost my godmother Donna. Here is a video of her at my wedding -- with all of her shining light, her beautiful energy, her hilariousness, her joy, her love. It is hard to come to grips with the fact that this wonderful person is no longer with us. But her love and support will shine through me for the rest of my life.