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.