I know black people love the idea that we finally have a beautiful, good-looking black president. But if he is doing awful things to us, we should wake up.
I used to meditate all the time in bed. That was when I was raising my daughter, and I'd get her up and off to school, and then I would go back to bed and meditate. And then I would do the same in the evening, and that was very good for that period because I had so many things to juggle as a single mother.
I just feel that 'The Color Purple,' which was my 10th book, was a true gift from my ancestors.
The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.