So, February is Black History Month. To be completely honest I think we should also have a Native American History Month, and a Latino History Month, and an Asian History Month, but that’s just me. In any event, Barnes and Noble has a new bag. I love their bags, and in this instance it’s from an artist that I didn’t know which is really cool. I really like her work and it’s not something I would normally be into. It reminds me of Klimt. You should check out her gallery here… http://www.aprilsongallery.com/ She is self taught and really rather intriguing.
So in keeping with this being Black History Month, I’ve found a great book I need to pick up and read. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. Check it out here http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Warmth-of-Other-Suns/Isabel-Wilkerson/e/9780679444329/?cds2Pid=26690 I love the poetry woven through the first pages (and presumably throughout the book) like this piece:
I was leaving the South
To fling myself into the unknown…
I was taking a part of the South
To transplant in alien soil,
To see if it could grow differently,
If it could drink of new and cool rains,
Bend in strange winds,
Respond to the warmth of other suns
And, perhaps, to bloom.
and be sure to read the paragraph beginning on the bottom of page 14. It sure got me hooked!!