Living simply makes loving simple.
No black woman writer in this culture can write "too much". Indeed, no woman writer can write "too much". No woman has ever written enough.
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.
Love is an action, never simply a feeling.
For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?
Any society based on domination supports and condones violence.