Archive for the ‘Ruby Dee’ Category

Life extracts a high toll, sometimes all at once, and sometimes bit by bit

Friday, May 22nd, 2009
mopped floor

I used to tease LaVerne about how much more of our childhood she remembered than I did. The South. Harlem. Of course, I remember some things perfectly, like one particular woman, a retired teacher, who used to visit our mother. Even her laughter seemed sad. My mother rented…

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The enthusiasms took me through the action, not the measuring of it or the reasonableness.

Friday, May 22nd, 2009
tulip field

You just try to do everything that comes up. Get up an hour earlier, stay up an hour later, make the time. Then you look back and say, “Well, that was a neat piece of…

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One marries many times at many levels within a marriage

Saturday, May 16th, 2009
rose blossom

Marriage is a process, we’ve discovered.

It takes a long time to be really married. One marries…

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The world has improved mostly through people who are unorthodox, who do unorthodox things

Thursday, May 7th, 2009
red and blue abstract

When we saw such people, we appreciated them and did what we could to support them. That’s what being young is all about. You have the courage and the daring to think that you can make a difference. You’re not prone to measure your energies in time. You’re not likely to…

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