In the Velvet Darkness


Today, I went to see For Colored Girls. There is a scene where one woman says to the other something about how there's so much light in her voice. I thought that would be such an amazing thing to hear.

I remembered a time back in Jr. High when I was at church. I can't remember why this lady was there, but she gave some special presentation. Afterwards, she was milling about the crowd and I saw her set her eyes on me.

Very politely, I shook her hand and greeted her. I don't recall much of the conversation, but I don't remember saying much. I know that at some point, she looked at me and said "I can tell there's a bright light within you."

I remember being weirded out. This lady didn't know me and had spoken with me for less than five minutes. What did she know?

But it was also pretty cool. I took it as a big compliment but had no idea what to really think of it.

And I still don't know what to think about it. Especially because sometimes it seems so dark in here!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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