"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest
aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
—Louisa May Alcott
so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to
be cherished, that every flower is to bloom."
I have learned not to worry about love; but
to honor its coming with all my heart.
I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb
the world's variety and uniqueness.
"What I strive for is
empowerment, where you
sense your own strength
right through your