“Every day since she was a baby, I’ve told Iris the story

“Every day since she was a baby, I’ve told Iris the story

6/14/2021, 4:52:12 PM
“Every day since she was a baby, I’ve told Iris the story. How they came with intention. How the only thing they wanted was to see us gone. Our money gone. Our shops and schools and libraries—everything—just good and gone. And even though it happened twenty years before I was even a thought, I carry it. I carry the goneness. Iris carries the goneness. And watching her walk down those stairs, I know now that my grandbaby carries the goneness too. But both of them need to know that inside the goneness you gotta carry so many other things. The running. The saving. The surviving.”― from Red at the Bone by @jacqueline _woodson ❤️

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