Yohanna Ewing


"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become" -Steve Jobs "Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn't matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving." - Maurice Greene It was never too strong for us: make it blacker, Papa, thick in the bottom, tell again how the years will gather in small white cups, how luck lives in a spot of grounds. Leaning over the stove, he let it boil to the top, and down again. Two times. No sugar in his pot. And the place where men and women break off from one another was not present in that room. The hundred disappointments, fire swallowing olive-wood beads at the warehouse, and the dreams tucked like pocket handkerchiefs into each day, took their places on the table, near the half-empty dish of corn. And none was more important than the others, and all were guests. When he carried the tray into the room, high and balanced in his hands, it was an offering to all of them, stay, be seated, follow the talk wherever it goes. The coffee was the center of the flower. Like clothes on a line saying you will live long enough to wear me, a motion of faith. There is this, and there is more.

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