Thursday, October 10, 2013

What She Was Doing

Thank you for your participation and contributions last night, I was profoundly touched and inspired by your reflections and by your exceptional academic performance; it is for me a joy and my best rewards.

On this note, I understand that with these ever-rampant technological advances many things have already changed, are changing, and they will continue changing in many different and perhaps unexpected ways; however, as learners, we will keep improving our skills and taken just the right decisions under the scope of our genuine personal mission statements. We are standing with the most clear purpose and positive disposition to do only our very best, in the best of our abilities, and in the best interests of everybody including ourselves. Every single thing that we do should be based on our recognized and thoroughly meditated values, ethical preferences, and good will. In this way, we shall overcome any difficult circumstance or any of those challenges that could be seen as barriers in our journey towards our success.  

Above is the photograph of Mrs. Chloe Ardelia Wofford, she is much better know as the Nobel Prize of literature, professor, editor, and novelist of course: Toni Morrison.  perhaps you have read one of her books, or somehow you know about her existence, or perhaps you do not nothing about her, in any case, I would like to share with you another brief story that has inspired me to modestly continue ahead in this awesome and magical adventure which in fact is a dedication for learning. I am anticipating to enjoy it all life-long (please sing it in the tone of the Lionel Richie, "all night long," just change it for "All life-long").

In one point of her life she was one of us, Mrs. Morrison needed to wait a long time to see publish her first work, "The Bluest Eye".  From the article: "What 20 Of the World's Most Famous Writers Were Doing in Their Twenties," (read here: we can read about the author:

"The Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and Sula began her literary career as an academic, and most of her twenties were spent studying or teaching at universities. After graduating from Howard in 1953 she went on to get her Master’s at Cornell, where she wrote a thesis on the theme of suicide in the work of William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf. She returned to Howard at the age of 26 to teach English, and it was during this time that she began developing the idea for her first novel, The Bluest Eye. The novel wouldn’t be published until 1970, though, when Morrison was 39."

Please, listen to her with attention in this NPR interview on the importance to be alert:

Well, join me in celebrating her work and her life.

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