September 2, 2014
knowledge, learning, proverb, think, understanding, wisdom
No matter how deep you dive into water to eat banana, the skin will surface.
You don’t have to tell a deaf man that war has broken out.
A tsetse fly perched on the scrotum must be chased away with extreme care.
It is water which drowns people it is still water people must drink.
Who gave the toad the privilege of wearing a coat?
Count your teeth with your tongue.
If you look only in one direction your neck will become stiff.
It is only when you are close to man that you can begin to smell his breath.
What a young man cannot see standing atop a tall iroko tree, the experienced aged fellow already observes squatting on the grass mat or goat skin on the ground.
It is impossible for a person to be cooking food and at the same time tapping palm wine.
August 15, 2014
comedy, humor, racism, reading
Onion, poo, sign language
Books available at the Onion.
August 12, 2014
cheap, fortune, labor, money, quote, slave
“All great fortunes are amassed with either cheap or slave labor.” Bill Russell
August 11, 2014
family, family of origin, father, identity, mother, question, self awareness, sister
Anna Deavere Smith, Bill Moyers, PBS
Not really. This is what I know.
My mother got pregnant with my older sister Shannon, she says, the first time she had sex, and for the most part I believe her. Mom was 17. It was 1956 and she had to drop out of school. She lived with my Grandmother and Grandma told her if she got pregnant again she would have to leave.
In 1961 Mom got pregnant with me and true to her word, Grandma told her to leave. My father’s parents lived down the street from Mom and Grandma, but he didn’t live with his parents; Dad had his own place.
They never lived together. Dad would come over and stay awhile and then after a week or so go back to his own apartment.
I heard this question in an interview with Anna Deveare Smith by Bill Moyers.
August 7, 2014
Is this true? If it is, is it worth the pain?
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”