We all know we have a finite period of time. I just feel if I’m going to be alive, I want to be challenged - to be as immortal as possible. The path to that isn’t an easy way, but it’s a rewarding way.
"Moreover, popular narratives about the end of [legally sanctioned black, U.S slavery] erase[s] the agency of black people themselves.
And, I suppose we can say that if Lincoln did not really free the slaves, he was shrewd enough to recognize that the only hope of winning the civil war resided in pre-aiding the opportunity for black people to fight for their own freedom.”
I didn’t know this until I read Eric foners book on emancipation to be honest which was senior year like almost two years ago. It’s some fucked up painful truth knowing that we were only war bargaining chips (our ancestors) and they didn’t give a fuck about all those left in bondage and many who didn’t really gain any semblance of freedom until much later
"But did you know, that when it snows, my eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen."
They say somethings are better left unsaid
But I’d take my life to stay in your bed.
Esperanza Spalding by Anthony Burks