Yesterday was my great grandma’s birthday. She would have turned 89.
Next month will be six years since she passed, and I’m still getting used to it.
Fluffy fro using Oyin Handmade products.
HAIR GOALS!! Natural to Texturized HL
In Conversation: Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou on Sisterhood, and Their Friendship with Toni Morrison
By Aisha I. Jefferson
“It is sheer good fortune to miss somebody long before they leave you.” Toni Morrison, who celebrates her 82nd birthday today (Feb 18), wrote that immortal phrase 40 years ago about her sons Ford and Slade as part of the dedication of her acclaimed second novel Sula. The same words came back eight novels, a Pulitzer Prize, a Nobel Prize and a Presidential Medal of Freedom later to wrap their arms around her in loving celebration of the legacy she’s since built.
That was exactly the purpose of “Sheer Good Fortune,” a two-day commemoration of Morrison’s body of work that took place at Virginia Tech. The event was created by her longtime friends and fellow literary powerhouses Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou’s desire to “throw a lot of love around Toni” following the December 2010 death of her son Slade, who co-authored children’s books with her.
The historic gathering was a Who’s Who of the literary world — Angela Davis, Sonia Sanchez, Rita Dove, Edwidge Danticat, Kwame Alexander, Joanne V. Gabbin, Eugene Redmond, and many more came to mingle, laugh and reminisce with each other and the guest of honor. [Continue reading.]
All this greatness!
“I’m 92 years old.”
“What’s your secret?”
“Lots of sex.”
((Why doesn’t this have more notes? The looks of all the different cultures is so beautiful.
Searching through the West Elm website, I found a set of gorgeous agate coasters… though I would never allow anyone to put their cups on them, they’re too nice! They do make an amazing piece of art aren’t they?! There’s something so earthy and rich about agate that feels like jewels. Have a search on etsy or amazon for pieces of agate to frame - they come in a myriad of colours.
Agate slice art? I like this idea.
A Momma’s Love ♥
word to gwen..
I would purchase…
I can only teach you so much. Life is better learned
lol im weak