A Moment in Time

*From the Stolen Moments monologue by Olivia Pope*

“You have nothing. You have a pile of secrets and lies, and you’re calling it love. And in the meantime you’re letting your whole life pass you by while they raise children and celebrate anniversaries and grow old together. You’re frozen in time. You’re holding your breath. You’re a statue waiting for something that’s never going to happen. Living for stolen moments in hotel hallways and coat closets and you keep telling yourself they all add up to something real because in your mind they have to but they don’t. They won’t. They never will. Because stolen moments aren’t a life. So you have nothing. You have no one. End it now.” ~Olivia Pope

Just a quote on this Tuesday. Hopefully it reaches someone who needs it.

~B

What a Great Story Line…part one

I remember growing up I wanted to be three things, a Huxtable, from Cabrini Green and a student at Hillman College. (Judge Not, less ye be judged first!) I’m sure the wanting to be from Cabrini Green through most of you for a loop, but it will all make sense momentarily. As a young girl I remember being exposed to positive and influential women of color. Women who even though they were fictional characters (the only “reality” television back then was MTV’s Real World) I wanted to be like when I grew up.

Claire Huxtable the ideal African-American woman. A Mother, Wife and Career Woman

Claire Huxtable the ideal African-American woman. A Mother, Wife and Career Woman

Claire Huxtable for starters,  a wife, a mother of five and a lawyer. She was able to balance a full-time career, full-time parenting and her duties as a wife all while being extremely fashionable at the same time. Although we never actually saw them “argue” the Huxtables maintained a healthy marriage, open dialogue between themselves and their children, and never strayed from morals and values. Her character was well written and brilliantly portrayed by Phylicia Rashaad who even now is the upper echelon of what a beautiful black woman should be. Who wouldn’t want to be a Huxtable and have a mother like Claire? Continue reading