We've seen the touching photo of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama flooding our timelines. Yes, my first thought was DAYUM, Michelle, where THAT came from?! And yeah, I went there too, along with everyone else: Relationship Goals. But, beyond those things, I was moved by the photo because I FELT their love. It wasn't just captured for the perfect shot for a magazine spread. That's that seasoned love. It's real. It's tender. It's honest. It's years of hard work.
That photo inspired a solo visit to the theater today (a part of my weekly self-care package) to check out Southside With You, a true account of Barack and Michelle's first date in Chicago. Go see it! Two very different people, vastly different lifestyles and upbringings. It was nice to see how their relationship began. It made me appreciate the term "humble beginnings". It was a sweet movie. It made me smile. Barack and Michelle Obama. A true power couple in every sense of the word. I'm surrounded by so much love and loving on myself a little bit harder these days, but it gave me hope that I will attract the love/mate that I desire. Ready and open for my humble beginning. #selfcare #humble #beginnings #new #fresh
#selfcare: I like books. I love bookstores. I even worked at a bookstore in Oakland, back in the day. I used to frequent bookstores a lot, but stopped. The Internet has made it too easy to download books + my schedule doesn't allow much time for leisure.
After checking out a matinee, I took a stroll on Grand Ave. Hadn't been inside Waldon Pond in a few years. Came up on a $8 gem to add to my collection - The Dance of Africa, published in 1972. Ritual and Recreational dances are examined: movement, meaning and tradition, along with impressive dance photos. There's even a chapter of African dance games geared for children! Stoked! These finds are priceless and can't be compared to a download. Making it a point to visit a bookstore at least twice a month.
#bookstore #waldonpond #8DollarComeUp #AfricanDance #Oakland