starting to plan Imani Uzuri curates Sinners and Saints Festival 2015 (celebrating Black American vernacular culture (Ring Shouts, Spirituals, Blues, early Gospel, Line Singing, Quilting, Praise Houses, Jazz and more) and their contemporary counterparts. This week will also celebrate improvisation as an ecstatic tradition and the ways in the ways in which secular and sacred often intertwine in these cultural systems! a lot of amazing things are brewing! so excited and can not wait to share! Viva Viva! #bliss
photo: Imani Uzuri on rural North Carolina porch of maternal great grandmother
One of my four (4) copies of George Eliot’s #Middlemarch. The others: e-book, paperback, and audiobook, read by the endlessly inventive Juliet Stevenson. Please note the small canine bite mark in the upper right hand corner. Mavis prefers Virginia Woolf, even though Eliot clearly liked dogs.
Mavis has a huge crush on a dignified spaniel named Gino. She presented her booty thrice, and rolled on her back. Gino gave her but a tentative sniff. This is Mavis’ look of longing afterward. Pining for a man who barely gives her the time of day.