MUSING OF THE DAY

Mass media tends to ignore the diversity of black experience. The worst aspects of black life are fictionalized on television and in cinema so as to reproduce race and class stereotypes…images of loving black people are often deemed unrealistic no matter the class of the characters portrayed…if love is not present in our imaginations, it…

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Communion: The Female Search For Love

After bell hooks passed away late last year, her words and books circulated throughout social media. But I will confess that I knew very little about her. In 2020, I bought one of her books but never got around to reading it. So, at the beginning of this year, someone suggested we read one of…

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MUSING OF THE DAY

We are indeed living in an age when women and men are more likely to long for power than they are to long for love. We can all speak of our longing for power. Our longing for love must be kept secret. To give voice to such longing is to be counted among the weak,…

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MUSING OF THE DAY

Love is tender, tentative, brutal, and bold. It’s messy and magic! It can be the most frightening thing in the world, purely because it feels like safety, and that safety is reliant on total trust in another, with whom we share our hearts, expose ourselves, and allow ourselves to be seen for exactly who we…

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MUSING OF THE DAY

We all long for loving community. It enhances life’s joy. But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a mean of escape. –…

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LOVE

Love – such a simple word, but is it? On quick reflex, I characterize love as respect, trust, having deep affection, and this nebulous warm and fuzzy feeling. What is the first thing you think of when you see this word? Have you spent much time reflecting on this term? How do you define it?…

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