A refreshing drink from the United Republic Nations, made from squeezed cherries, berries, lemon juice, water and sugar. Mako and Bolin’s grandmother Yin offered this beverage to Prince Wu in “Remembrances”, Legend of Korra, book 4 episode 8. For recipe, press Keep reading.
This city is drenched in Prince and LEMONADE. In the past week, I’ve heard nothing but Beyoncé and The Artist Formerly Known As pouring from every window. LA, as are so many other pockets of the nation, is dripping in grief and awe and the pure power of music to change us. To illuminate. To make us feel. To make us angry. To make us whole.
At every red light, under every balcony, we take pause. We remember. The sheer genius, the brilliant queerness, the sex of Prince. We feel. The boundless artistry and fire of Queen B. We are a people possessed by music. And it is beautiful.
I’ve written a lot about Beyoncé before. I’ve written about Beyoncé and superfoods. About Beyoncé and being an all-natural bad-ass. And now, of course, I have no choice but to write about Beyoncé and LEMONADE. Because we can all go home now. Because Yoncé flipped the script on so many oppressions in one fell swoop that we are left feeling nothing short of free. Or, if not free, then awake. Awake to her anger. Awake to her love. Awake.