Kathleen Collins' use of the tragic mulatto trope subverts its racist origins and exposes the true tragedy of being other in America.
“She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see” - Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
I know we still have a lot of changes to make, but if I do say so myself, we are happier and healthier than I ever imagined we could be.
We often recycle the conversation for hours, days, years, decades and sometimes for a lifetime. It’s both intrusive and non-productive; while claiming vital mental energy.