International Focus Magazine Vol. 4, #1 - Page 16

living The Flourishing of a COMMUNITY by T. Jenese Thompson She prayed Blessed be the community with a man who supports a woman, who supports a man with three daughters, two sons times a million of a town. “Make Granny a Cape so that I can walk up in the church with my head reared back.” Oh how many versions of that cape I’ve made since for kings, princes and princesses The family, that is all to be concerned with the flourishing of a soul, the flourishing of a community What is a boss une artiste poétesse without a brother hollering, “Hold on, wait, What? ... Record?!” - flown in from Hong Kong to NYC, opening night Or a dad producing, so that she can have a voice, while her sister coordinates a system to connect worldwide working the calculator mad! And even the babies knew how to pack a box while capering about. “Keep it Moving ...Talk and Tape,” sister said. My aunties are so sweet, reminding me, “Well now, it ain’t like you ain’t done nothing.” But their eyes are going, telling me I look twenty-five, “... and it’s a good thing ‘cause you have a lot more to do.” And I do The family, that is all to be concerned with the flourishing of a soul, the flourishing of a community 16 iF Magazine | January 2019