…And since I’m still in the midst of way too much work, I wanted to add one that I found yesterday. In the giveaway book bin at work was Toni Morrison: What Moves at the Margins, a collection of her selected non-fiction. Why anyone would give this away I don’t know, but anyway, this is the line I randomly opened to:
“When you sculpt or paint, organize or refute, manage, teach, nourish, investigate or love, you do not blink. Your gaze, so lovingly unforgiving, stills, agitates and stills again.
You are what fashion tries to be—original and endlessly refreshing. Say what they like on Channel X, you are the news of the day. What doesn’t love you has trivialized itself and must answer for that. And anybody who does not know your history doesn’t know their own and must answer for that too.
You did all right, girl.”
There’s a lot more and it’s great. But I leave you with that. Oh, and also with this: Ak and I got chatty this afternoon on WBAI, an NPR affiliate. The show is called The Women: Body & Soul and we spent an hour pontificating on Naked and broader issues about beauty and self-acceptance and self-love. All pretty heady stuff for the middle of the work day, but it actually felt good to talk about something…just something. Anyway, as soon as I find the link to the podcast, I’ll put it up. In the meantime, please leave a quote that you live by, I’m in the mood for collecting some today. Thanks!