Monthly Archives: February 2009

Alice Walker: We Can Offer What We Are

During the recent ruthless assault on the people of Gaza when so many people were injured or murdered, I lost my own sister; she had been ill for many years. The loss of this one person, whose death was anticipated, was such a blow, that when I considered the losses to the people of Gaza – of… Continue reading


What Do I Expect From This Turn of the Historical Wheel: Barack Obama’s Election to the Presidency of the United States of America


By Alice Walker


Many years ago I wrote a poem that began: Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise. It was to remind myself of a difference between expectation, which is often unfulfilled, and openness, which holds a space for what is… Continue reading


The World Has Changed
by Alice Walker
December 7, 2008

The World Has Changed:
Wake up & smell
The possibility.
The world
Has changed:
It did not
Change
Without
Your prayers
Without
Your faith
Without
Your determination
To
Believe
In liberation
&
Kindness;
Without
Your
Dancing
Through the years
That
Had
No
Beat.
The world has changed:
It did not
Change
Without
Your
Numbers
Your… Continue reading

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