Through the years; the moments that I lived; the breaths that I took; the heartbeats that I felt; what I realized the most is that it is so foolish to postpone some things as if tomorrow is guaranteed when we can’t even be sure about the next moment.
i left simply because i was afraid afraid of somebody loving me so intensely afraid of somebody caring so much it was uncharted grounds it was the unfamiliar and i was terrified so i left, and i destroyed us
I have a vision that I will be better than what I am now. In fact, I am starting to walk this path towards progress but my heart don’t seem to abide with my feet. But I know this is normal, when it comes to wanting a better life, doubt is our strongest enemy. I know it’s hard to believe sometimes when all along we live a life like the wind, we’re travelling but empty. However, I have a mission to accomplish. I know that there’s a life better than just chasing the wind, a life with purpose, with passion to pursue something worth dying for.
Nora K. Jemisin (born September 19, 1972) is an American speculative fiction writer. Her fiction explores a wide variety of themes, including cultural conflict and oppression. She has won several awards for her work, including the Locus Award, and is the only author to have won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in three consecutive years.
In 2010, Jemisin’s short story “Non-Zero Probabilities” was a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula Best Short Story Awards. Her debut novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award, and short-listed for the James Tiptree Jr. Award. In 2011, it was nominated for the Hugo Award, World Fantasy Award, and Locus Award, winning the 2011 Locus Award for Best First Novel. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms also won the Sense of Gender Awards in 2011.
In 2016, Jemisin’s novel The Fifth Season won the Hugo Award for Best Novel, making her the first African American writer to win a Hugo award in that category. Its sequels, The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky, won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
“Any woman can face the world alone, but why should we have to?”
― N.K. Jemisin, The Shadowed Sun
“In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.”
― N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
“We can never be gods, after all–but we can become something less than human with frightening ease.”
We don’t always get along in life but I hope you’ll reach your old age watching more sunsets at the beach with satisfaction in your heart. I hope one day I still find you sit at that coffee shop facing the glass wall. I hope you live well.