Jump at the sun


Zora Neale Hurston

Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at the sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.
 – Zora Neale Hurston

No, I didn’t randomly decide to look up quotes by Zora Neale Hurston today, though it wouldn’t be that out of character if I had. E’s daycare has assigned extra homework this week – each student is to bring in a photo and a report about a famous African American for Black History Month. E is only 4 years old, so naturally her dad and I are doing the report for her.

I was also considering choosing Langston Hughes, but as Ms. Hurston’s home in Eatonville, FL is only about 100 miles from us, I though it would be nice to honor a local woman. So, we’ll have to save I Dream A World for another day.


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