Reflection #1: Forever Free


We often begin our meetings with a reflection which helps put our work in context and maybe even provides us with some hope and inspiration. Here we would like to make some of those reflections available for all.


From our meeting on June 18, 2017:

Forever Free: Edmonia Lewis, Marble, 1867

by Tyehimba Jess

What a thing it is
to be delivered
from beneath
the dirt,
from hardship’s
rubble,
from underneath
the feet
of the world.
To raise up
on one’s own
pedestal
and become
bondage’s living
tombstone.


The above is from Tyehimba Jess’s extraordinary and now Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Olio. You can read more about it here. Pick it up at your local bookstore!


 

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