Mother of 4, grandmother of 3, great grandmother of 9. PhD in Literature. Professor / Clark Atlanta University & Emory University. World traveler. Civil Rights supporter. James Baldwin’s confidant. Lover of the word. Scrabble champion. Married five times (twice to the same, brilliant man). Stunning.
We all know someone who has moved us. One who has captivated our attention to the point of total devotion. Devotion.
When I’m around her, I’m always thinking, “Watch the master.” So I stop talking and I just listen. And then I watch closely. Barely moving a muscle so as not to detract from this real deal.
The whole point is not to shrink when I’m around her, but to focus so hard that some of what she has becomes mine – eventually.
People call that genetics. But it’s actually devotion.