mine : 2013


“You view my circumstances as unfortunate, though I cannot claim even a portion of the misfortune to those whom I mostly closely resemble. My greatest misfortune would be to marry into a family that would carry me as their shame, as I have been required to carry my own mother, her apparent crime to be born Negro, and mine to be the evidence” - Belle2013


“I am thankful for music. It sounds like a way-too-simple statement… but it is as deep and heartfelt as it could be. I need it every day.”