Saying goodbye is never fucken easy.
Even if you’ve known someone for a few moments. Sometimes they affect your life in extraordinary ways.
I’ve found that it’s harder saying goodbye to people whom are alive… than to those who’ve left for the yonder world.
This retrograde has made me so darn emotional.
I love many things in this world.
But nothing moves me more than honest human beings.
Being unapologetic is such a beautiful and sacred characteristic.
May the Age bring your Bonny back to you. (Singing) “How much is that doggy in the window, woof woof, the one with the wiggly tail… Bring back my Bonny to me”
Just as the Age should bring you back, towards yourself.
In the Age of Aquarius… all that is dark will come out into the light.
Whether it be you.
How I feel about having faith in people →
Faith is a state of openness or trust. To have faith is like when you trust yourself to the water. You don’t grab hold of the water when you swim, because if you do you will become stiff and tight in the water, and sink. You have to relax, and the attitude of faith is the very opposite of…
I love so many things in this world.
RIP JAYNE CORTEZ →
Under the Edge of February
Under the edge of February
in hawk of a throat
hidden by ravines of sweet oil
by temples of switch blades
beautiful in its sound of fertility
beautiful in its turban of funeral crepe
beautiful in its camouflage of grief
in its solitude of bruises
And if we don’t fight
if we don’t resist
if we don’t organize and unify and
get the power to control our own lives
Then we will wear
the exaggerated look of captivity
the stylized look of submission
the bizarre look of suicide
the dehumanized look of fear
and the decomposed look of repression
forever and ever and ever
And there it is
RIP Jayne Cortez ~ Black Arts Movement poet, activist, performer
May 10, 1936 - December 28, 2012
9m statue of Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
Incidentally, the Economic Freedom Fighters rejected the celebration of Reconciliation celebrated yesterday and are calling for the seat of Government to be renamed.
Spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi: "Firstly, the EFF celebrates the sterling contribution of [former president] Nelson Mandela and his generation in laying a solid foundation for the process of reconciliation to genuinely occur… but black people without land remain visitors in their own country, and without access to quality education they are subjected to permanent providers of cheap and easily disposable labour. This make any claim to reconciliation today disingenuous.”
The fight for freedom continues…
A Daughter's wish →
For those women
who stand at the edges of themselves
waiting to break free
or to be broken
for those who use their hands today
to keep their hearts alive tomorrow
for those building castles out of hope
surviving on just enough.
for those who never saw women
As I feel my spirit touch the sky…
I fly above it. Lebo Mashile is my hero.
The life of the Khoikhoi woman, Saartjie Sarah Baartman ended too soon due to white colonist who disrespectfully put her on sexual display and prostituted her. If that wasn’t bad enough, after her death, her skeleton and genitals were left on display in Paris until 1974! Demands for her remains to be returned to the Gamtoos Valley were ignored until 2002.
And here you see in 2012(yes…2012), the minister of culture of Sweden slicing up a baked depiction of Saartjie Baartman with the artist in blackface as the head. How far have we really come. This disrespect or lack of empathy for black people does not stop in america.
Is this how they honor a woman who’s life was taken from her? By making light of it? By eating a cake made to look like her body? I’m sick!
I have made the correction two people felt the need to point out. The head is NOT a white person, but the artist who is black. This information does nothing to change how disgusting and disrespectful this is. I can’t stand that this Uncle Tom would even think this up. Thanks for pointing it out so that I could make the proper corrections. I just hope that the two that pointed it out aren’t attempting to justify this by saying its okay for the artist to be in blackface because he hisself, is black.
My People have been oppressed for far too long.
"You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again."