Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Restless

In my Vanity Fair Questionnaire post, I said that my state of mind was restless. I found this on Restless Development's Facebook page and thought it so perfectly described exactly what I was feeling that I had to borrow it and show it to you.

I was watching Courtney Martin talk the other day, and she said something that I thought was so profound: "I wrote the book I needed to read." She couldn't find it, so she WROTE IT!! And now that gap no longer exists in the world.

If Jamaican youth cannot find the answer we need to see in this nation anywhere else, are we willing to BE THE SOLUTION WE NEED TO SEE? Are we restless enough?

Pray we garner the courage to be the change we're waiting for.

3 comments:

Guyana-Gyal said...

Ghandi said the world will not change if we don't change.

There's a book that restless youth should read, I think. For years my mother had been telling me to read it, and when I finally did...wow! It's made me look at myself differently.

The book? The Diary of Anne Frank.

Ruthibelle said...

@GG you know, this is the second really good book you've recommended for me to read.

I have read excerpts from Anne Frank's diary.\, but I've never sat down to read the whole thing. Now I'll have to bump it up a few notches on the ever-lengthening list.

Sarah Allen said...

Such a great quote! Its true, I think we writers need to write the books we can't already find. Thanks for the post :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)