Writer’s Quote Wednesday

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#Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Writer's Quote Wednesday_110215Looking through a plethora of quotes I found interesting, my King and I fell in love with this quote by Laurie Halse Anderson form her novel “Speak”. I haven’t read the novel but checking it out on the net, it deals with rape, trauma and other mature details

Being expressive couples ourselves, we found this quote to be true. The mere fact that you have the ability to express yourself and you choose not to, is being equated to death and not a sudden death that makes it easy to bear, but one where you fall off a piece at a time.

I don’t know about other aspects of education, but I know artists love to express themselves (sculptors …like my King or poets like Shakespeare and I wink ) and the power to be able to do that through whatever medium is too awesome to relinquish for slow boring death!

Here’s a toast to all who express themselves and LIVE! KEEP DOING IT!

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  1. This is very true and I see in all around me especially in our culture, Yoruba especially whereby children are constantly shut up so adults can say one more of the same.

    This is changing and I really hope for it to continue. I say to my nephews and nieces to keep diaries so at least they can let off steam on pages.

    • I had diaries and countless journals and President FK…they heard from my hands. Good thing you have told them to speak, even if on paper.

      Growing up, you dare not talk when elders were talking even when you knew they were wrong. You still don’t. But I encourage my Heritage to talk, but with respect. Thank you for your comment.

      • Remember how contradictory our elders could get.

        In Yoruba they say ‘oju loro wa’ – that is you sink in message by making eye contact. And yet my father complained my niece looked him in the eye when he’s dishing out instruction so I asked where should she look if she were to really ‘listen’.

        I explained this is one of the many things I don’t get and have never really agree with.

        I know if my parents could, they’d probably lock me indoors and throw away the keys in Bar Beach! 🙂

      • My President! Haba! You should know that our elders view direct eye contact as being rude…defiance. Though I prefer you look at me when I’m talking to you.

        If they could, they wouldn’t! I’m sure there’s so much to love about you beyond your activist activities which I must say you got from one of them. Sshhh, please don’t tell them I said so.

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