Tuesday, June 14, 2016

In the face of tragedy: Create

These words by self-described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet" Audre Lorde (from her journal entry, as collected in A Burst of Light, and found here) may offer some solace and purpose in the wake of this week's anti-LGBTQ hate crime attack in Orlando, Florida. Every moment we get is precious.

Note, it includes the f-word, so if that offends, please skip this post.

Audre Lorde's biography at the Poetry Foundation website

I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. I am going to write fire until it comes out of my ears, my eyes, my noseholes—everywhere. Until it's every breath I breathe. I'm going to go out like a fucking meteor!
-Audre Lorde

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