Umoja to the TSF fam and anyone who stops by on the first day of Kwanzaa. As I listen to You Know How to Love Me by Phillis Hyman and marvel at the sheer impact of her voice, I give props to what I’m truly thankful for and also what I expect of myself in 2009. Since this is the last Friday of the year, I wanted to ask of you what would be your perfect storm for the next year. Crazy how we are experiencing years we as children held for science fiction, but like they say, time waits for no one.
By no means am I comparing my work to the amazing skills Phyllis used naturally, but listening and studying her the past few months has given me a powerful sense of urgency heading for big things in the new year. We can’t sit around and wait for people with other agendas to put us at the forefront of their corporations. Yes, I would love for my work to be showcased by a prominent outlet nationally if not just for how my children would be impacted, but it would be straight dumb to expect this.