"Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet. If we can’t have ham, we will boil chitterlings; if we are given rotten peaches, we will make cobblers; if given scraps, we will make quilts; take away our drums, and we will clap our hands. We prove the human spirit will prevail. We will take what we have to make what we need. We need confidence in our knowledge of who we are."
The length of a moment is equal to:
the length of the silence between lightning and thunder,
the time between the tipping of a glass
and the first drop of milk hitting the floor,
how long it takes to pull on a sock,
the time between accidental eye contact
and the first sign of a blush,
the time spent in the air when you slip on the ice,
a life time.