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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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An old novel

by an author that died in 1960

The Author was a woman

The Author Was Black

According to the forward by Mary Helen Washington

“In it’s early years the book got mixed reviews from critics, Black and White alike”

I am not Black, nor am I of an age that  lived during the times when slavery was a close memory

But that’s Ok

This book speaks to us in our humanity

Is it not true

that

“…Women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget.”

and

“…She had learned how to talk some and how to leave some…”

The Story is about Janie, her life, her ambitions, her loves,

It starts and ends in the same place.

Few things are fully resolved in the story, just as few things are fully resolved in life.

There are births, deaths, deaths of body, death of soul

There are triumphs too.

Their Eyes Were Watching God is a story that should in it’s essence, once fully read and digested, touch the hearts of all who read it.

Oprah made it into a movie info eyeswatchingodmovie

While she never head the song it made me think of her book

Fix My Eyes by King and Country

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About ellasurreau

I am a first grade religious education catechist I have been teaching for 20 years I have a BA in Religious Studies I have continued taking classes in religious studies since graduating. I grew up Methodist, and became catholic after marrying.

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