Saturday, April 21, 2018

From the inside out...

Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler), Marvin Gaye

Beautification results in beauty...right?


For some, injecting beauty where there is believed to be none is beautification...



But what about finding the beauty that is already there...
THAT beauty is the foundation of the environment.

A foundation, if built upon, can sustain.

Walking my neighborhood is a treasure hunt for beauty...
I always strike gold...

Today's golden nugget... Norma...
Norma: "Good morning!"
Me: "Good morning, Can I take you picture?"

Me: "Tell me about Norma..."






{well over an hour later}

I learned we share a race, a gender classification,  the love of unique eye wear, a desire for a peaceful existence, resiliency, belief in corporal punishment, spirit of helping others, love of humanity, morning routines, and a vice or two...

We don't share climate preference, sexual orientation, parenting classification, residency history, educational background, spiritual beliefs, or musical preference...

What matters...
 In the fight for our neighborhood, I know she'd come to battle and I know she's not far.

My Neighbor.
#inWilmington
#Eastside

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Hardwork and Determination...

F.U.T.W., Jay - Z

Getting from here...

to here...

Takes hard work...

and determination.

The proof will show in the end...


when boys become men...


the true victor reigns...
Omar "Super O" Douglas 17(12)-0

 then gets right back to work again.
 #workhard #trainhard
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

About last night...

Unconditional Love, Esperanza Emily Spalding

Unconditional love is simply recognizing a change in a thing and sticking around to see that change through.  Giving yourself a chance to connect to a thing in a different way because change is apart of evolution, which is apart of life.



Last night me and my unconditional love shared in Esperanza Spalding's change,  experienced her Unconditional Love and much more...

Walking up to the concert hall doors, thinking...
"What does it look like on the other side of an evolution?"
We walk in...
I connect...



The large floor standing string insturment is replaced by a new set of strings...
Her crown is different...

But when a thing changes listen for its voice, no matter what you see...



Esperanza's voice...

Emily's voice...

A things voice is from their spirit...
And in its essence never changes, just evolves.




And then returns to some form familiarity...



 Which we shared and she was graceuous...
#D+Evolution
#Unconditionallove
#inWilmington

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Garvey City, Delaware

Marcus Garvey, Burning Spear

"...we have the power to define our own reality by viewing the world through our own lens."
- Richard Raw

So with arms linked...




 Ancestors acknowledged...

And fist raised in solidarity...

 The doves were released...

 Symbolically opening the gate for our redefinition...#GarveyCity.

We celebrated.