Wordy Wednesday


As I sit in my brother’s home, in the quiet of nap time, my niece and nephews sleeping above me and across the hall I came across this passage in a book I’m currently reading and was instantly taken to the time of day described. If you can’t tell I am eagerly awaiting the seasonal change!

“There is a particular kind of afternoon sun that exists only in autumn. A golden light drapes itself over the world of that hour. It falls through the afternoon sky, fine and faint as a swirl of cigarette smoke caught in the wind, nearly transparent. So sweet, that light, insisting softly, goldly against the windows.”

Excerpt from The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis


Monday Musings


While I still have to post about my weekend at home for Roberta’s wedding and Mother’s Day, i think i shall press forward and talk about what i’m thinking about today.

isn’t it funny how easy it can be to say all of the right things? (for example: “I’m gonna eat right! i’m gonna get in shape! i’m gonna call my brother at least once a week! i’m gonna pray more! i’m gonna be more patient with other people!”) but if its rainy outside or your bed feels super comfy you rearrange your schedule to do it tomorrow? 

yeah we’ve all been there, some of you may be reading this from your cocoon right now (you know who you are.) but for me i find the struggle in being comfortable in this place and some times deciding that it’s the best place for at the moment. 

of course it isn’t.

it’s not in my nature to just sit around and wait for things to be handed to me. but it is in my nature to be a bit apprehensive, to have somebody nudge me a bit in the right direction.i think that’s why i admire the core group of friends i have around me. ALL of them have a go-getter attitude whether it be in their adventuresome spirit (cynthia), their ability go for their doctorate to better enrich their family’s life as well as her adopted hometown (sheila), or the eclectic take they have in art, culture and their interpretation of current events (morgan). all of these young women enhance the qualities i have within myself and make me want to reach even higher than i think possible. 

on this monday i just want to say to each of them thank you for being you! i thank God for each of you and know why you are each a part of my life today!! 🙂 

check for another post this evening. have a great day everybody!