“To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves, that the line stretches all the way back, perhaps to God, or to Gods. We remember them because it is an easy thing to forget; that we are not the first to suffer, rebel, fight, love, and die. The grace with which we embrace life, inspite of the pain, the sorrows, is always a measure of what has gone before.”
~ Alice Walker
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
~ Maya Angelou
The movement of change can be smooth and effortless, but can also be hidden and blurred.