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