Sunday, May 4, 2008


One of the touchstones of the black American experience has always (to my mind) has been one of the ability to make something from nothing. To rise like a phoenix from the ashes of disaster and produce triumph and victory. If you wonder where my confidence comes from, its origins are the shoals of loss, which blossoms into a guiding light for myself and others. It comes from the strength of those who have risen. Who possessed more than people believed them to possess.

I have suffered, yes. But nothing like what those who've gone before me. I strive for humility, knowing that life is full of twists and turns. I thrive in life because I have touched the greatness that life offers. I want to touch it again.


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