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Friday, March 25, 2011

Poem: Films Will Be Made

Films Will Be Made
by Alicia Benjamin

One day films will be made by people like me -- fleshy people who have lived intricate, woven lives that don't translate so easily on the screen.

We won't need to do the research, to feel the dry scorching pain -- the unadulterated branding we've already endured.

One day, films will be made by people like me -- people who have dived into their lives, hit the bottom, then gracefully floated back up -- laughed hysterically at the misery, danced unceremoniously about the suffering.

One day, films will be made to make the whole world cry, like I've cried.

One day, un dia, it will happen.

Monday, March 21, 2011

African Proverb: The Key

"The key that opens is also the key that locks."
                                                -- (Angola, Congo, DRC)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Man with a Smile

'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Monday, March 07, 2011

Gullah Bible at Your Fingertips

I’m so excited I’m about to jump up and down! I just discovered today that my precious Gullah New Testament Bible, De Nyew Testament, is ONLINE.

Oh hallelujah and praise God, now the translations of the New Testament passages, in the beautiful and musical Gullah language, are at my fingertips. Oh – what joy!

Today I started here:

2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (Gullah New Testament)
Stillyet, eben dough God da gii we dis tredja dey eenside we, we stan jes like ole clay jug. We weak an plain. Dat show dat de powa dey een God han. Fa true, we ain got dat powa. Plenty time we got trouble ebryweh, bot dat ain mek we gii op. Plenty time we ain know wa fa tink, bot we ain loss we courage. People mek we suffa, bot all de time God dey wid we. Dey kin knock we down, bot dey ain able fa stroy we.
2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (King James Version)
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
Go here to access The Gullah Bible Online.