The road. We all have access to it. Because here’s the thing….its not an actual road. Its a state of mind. To write fiction is to gladly get lost in another world. You could be next door or in another universe, it all depends on your mood. It is true freedom and this is why I love it. But to create those worlds you need knowledge and experience. So this past week I hadn’t written much and felt a bit guilty until I had this epiphany. You have to get out! Between living and creating, there has to be balance. So this week, I have taken time to do some beautiful things that have made my heart smile!!! It started with my beautiful gig in the Hamptons. It’s a nice feeling to sing with your toes in the sand!
Then, I was able to see our friend Arjuna Routte-Prieur’s Art Exhibit at a gallery at Snug Harbor. When I met this young man he was just a creative 10 year old with pictures on his mother’s fridge and now we selfishly share in some of the pride felt by his awesome accomplishments! Check out his beautifully thought provoking work!
We took the girls out for a boat ride, along with some of Ella’s friends.
I finished my library mystery, set in 1885 in Denver. Not my favorite time period for Black folks, but still a beautifully written and interesting story…
Last but not least, I decided to braid my hair for a portion of the Summer. Braids and Summer go hand in hand to me, but I wanted to try it on my own. I hate sitting for hours and hours in the salon and I cannot take the pain. So for the first time, I did these Senegalese twists… Here I am make-up free and tired, but finished. Cheap, painless and easy!
Life. There’s beauty in it all!
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