Today I opened up google
and searched “how to stop loving someone.”
Before the results could load, I’d slammed my laptop shut.
how to stop loving you-
how to lose 20 lbs in a week-
how to fly-
how to perform the killing curse from harry potter-
how to stop breathing-
how to stop loving you-
….Amputate the limb you’ll miss the least
….jump from a great height and flap your arms
….go to Ollivander’s and buy a wand
….pull a plastic bag over your head
…. rip your still-beating heart from your chest, throw it to the ground, stomp on it, grind it to dust under your heel. Problem solved! Now you will feel nothing! Which is so, so much better than, well… this
Google Doodle Honors Zora Neale Hurston, Black Cultural Giant
‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ is considered among the top novels of the 20th centuryToday’s Google Doodle honors the American novelist, activist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, who was born on Jan. 7, 1891.
Born in Alabama and raised in Florida, Hurston would become of the most influential black authors of the twentieth century, mingling in circles of the Harlem Renaissance and influencing generations to come. TIME included her among 50 cultural giants in African-American history, and her 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, which starkly portrays the life of a black woman in early twentieth century Florida, is often cited as one of the top novels of the last century.
“This is the great tale of black female survival in a world beset by bad weather and bad men,” TIME wrote about the novel in 2010, in its list of the 100 best English-language novels. “Her succulent book has its stretches of overripe prose, but that’s the price of taking the chances she takes with language, chances you have to take to arrive at the witchy places she gets to. (Sizing up her third husband, Tea Cake, she notices “his lashes curling sharply like drawn scimitars.”) It’s a short book, but you savor it.”
Hurston’s work included four novels, dozens of short stories, plays and essays, and two books of folklore based on her anthropological research that captured some of the oral history of African Americans.
“I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions,” she once wrote.
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