Monday, February 10, 2014
The Love of Family
I know that many of my readers think of Black love as a romantic notion. But the fact of the matter is that Black love is not just about your husband, your wife, your lover, or your boo thang. It's also about your extended family. That special connection you share with those who have your DNA, your blood line, your ancestry, and your life long memories. These are the people who can tell you what it was like to change your diapers even though you're in your fourties now. These are the people who know you well enough to remind you who you are, what you are and where you're going.
The love of cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers, and sisters is a different love than any other. Not a better love. But a different love because it was always there, and there is nothing you can do to stop it, change it, or block it.