I guess there was a #victorylap
here and there I could have, rather should have taken, but the cocktail of dreams and adversities has a way of just numbing you out and moving you right along to the next thing without taking the time to smell the roses. What does it mean when you, a former kid once cut from the vines of Michael Jackson, Cindy Lauper, Kool G Rap and Polo and a huge catalog of musicians and filmmakers, is shaking the hand of 'a great', like the late Julian Bond, yet peeking at your watch, thinking of motherly responsibilities waiting? You don't savor the moment.
The familial minimization of being the first person in your family, to graduate from college, once, then twice, and to create and operate your own business, can also make you subconsciously minimize the applause from strangers and the newspaper articles of esteem. But, it's okay... right? For I am a vine. And like all vines, I can still reach sunlight with a minimum investment of energy.
My story will tell of the souls I inspired, the lives I empowered, the courage I unknowingly modeled, and the social changes I strived for and those achieved. My footprints will show a blueprint for my offspring on how to do "it", better. Teaching them, and others, nonetheless, to simply, BELIEVE.
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