It’s 10:10 on 10/10, and today makes 15 years since my paternal grandfather passed away. I went to his funeral, but I couldn’t go inside to see his body because I wasn’t able to accept his death, or say goodbye. My grandfather has never visited me in my dreams or in spirit like my grandmother, until this year. I have seen 1010 EVERYWHERE guiding me through my healing - my dreams, on clocks, on TV, in games, on buses, on receipts, in books, at stores, etc. I feel his presence all around me, and I am constantly reminded of the time spent with him, the invaluable lessons learned, and the trust + emotional safety we shared. My grandfather has reminded me DAILY, loud + clear with messages from the universe that I am protected, I am loved, I am special, I am safe, I am fearless, I am strong, I am worthy, I am smart, I am beautiful, I am capable, I am creative, I am rare, I am self-sufficient, I am priceless, I am a leader, I am blessed + a blessing, I am favored, I am gifted, I am complete, I am resilient, I am deserving, I am a fighter, I am determined, I am enough, and last but definitely not least - I am moving forward in the right direction and to KEEP GOING!!! If I’m being completely transparent, this is the second time my grandfather has protected me from the devil incarnate. The first was during my childhood when my mother allowed a #narcissist to ruin her life, and now when I allowed a narcissist to try and ruin mine. Granddad, I miss you so much - Harlem is not the same without you (or grandma), and neither am I! I love you, and I thank you - then and now! Forever 🖤 your one + only granddaughter, Dominique. .
How r ya, pumpkin spices🍁🧡?
Did you know that in average NYC has 224 sunny days in a year, and Seattle, for example, only 152? (U.S. average is 205 ☀️ days).
What do you like more - sunny🌞 or overcast☁️ days?
I want to upgrade to straight hair for the Fall but will the tangled and shedding hair get the best of me 😩 What’s a girl to do? #harlemgirl#harlem#hair#hairstyles I do not own the rights to this music!
#Queen#JessyeNorman 1945 - 2019 💐 “Thy hand, Belinda; darkness shades me,
On thy bosom let me rest,
More I would, but Death invades me;
Death is now a welcome guest.
When I am laid in earth,
May my wrongs create
No trouble in thy breast;
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.” ~ Henry Purcell “I am deeply spiritual; I revel in those things that make for good - the things that we can do to shed a little light, to help place an oft-dissonant universe back in tune with itself... Long live art, long live friendship, long live the joy of life!” ~ Jessye Norman
As I’m falling a sleep in London after celebrating @tschabalalaself at @pilarcorriasgallery#FRIEZE London Party I’m saddened by the news from back home 😢... RIP #JessyeNorman 🙏🏽🖤👸🏾 “One has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for Yourself.” ~ Jessye Norman
“I wasn't born Austrian; I wasn't born German. My roots are from Africa, and I do not have any reason for not wanting to celebrate that. Every time that I can, I like to kind of mention it, you know, just to keep people sort of knowing exactly what's going on. My French is pretty good, but I'm still African, thank you very much." ~ Jessye Norman
So I was at the #schomburgcenter last night full up on the genius legacy that is Harlem & I caught my reflection in the windows of the fab new gift shop (1 stop shopping for amazing books For Us By Us) & I said YAAS CURVES! So I asked a young man to capture the moment! Here's the thing many women spend most of their days cataloging what's "wrong" with them, every now and again it's good to celebrate what's right! #HarlemGirl#Yaaas#ComeOnCurves