I Have Danced All My Life

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I Have Danced All My Life

 

If you peaked through

my windows tonight,

you found me tapping

on my laptop keys

in a tan recliner by the fire

with a knitted white blanket

across my feet.

You saw my husband sitting

a few feet away from me,

flipping through Hemmings

Motor News, adjusting

his bronze-framed glasses.

If you listened closely enough,

you heard the jittery fire pop,

sizzle, and crackle within

its brick walls.

Then, you heard me say,

“Fires do not dance,”

as I turned

away from the flame.

 

Shawn R. Jones (2013)

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I Do Not Miss Relaxers

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Yes, I am a natural hair advocate.  Or…should I say a natural hair texture advocate because I am in love with color.  Maybe one day I will wear my natural color with its couple strands of gray, and when I say a couple, I really mean a couple dozen.  Thus far I have convinced about 20 of my friends to stop getting relaxers, and they are very pleased with the results.  Well, if you are natural and you have a cool hairstyle you would like to share, feel free to send it to me and I will post it here.  I am going to continue to add new photos to this very same post, and I would love to share your beautiful natural hairstyles with other bloggers.  Blessings and enjoy the journey! Image

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My  former dance student has blossomed into a gorgeous natural beauty!

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Follow http://lexawrites.com/. She will encourage you to eat right and exercise.

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My Cousin- I know she feels free!

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Follow http://lexawrites.com/ for great posts about health, wellness, and natural hair.

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Quick shampoo, Miss Jessie’s pillow soft curls. and gel around the edges

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My mom’s 2-strand twists

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My daughter’s braid out

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 This natural beauty, Turkessa L. Lee is an author. Check out her book, After the Gavel: www.turkessalee.com
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Two-Strand twist out before I gelled the edges and applied Mousse

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My Cousin’s natural hair progression

She is such a cutie!

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Another cousin locked in beauty!

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By my hair designer, Kondor Rodnok of Ovah! Hair

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I do not usually towel dry my hair because I do not want to mess up my curl pattern,

but I wanted it too look more like an afro.  This was the result.