Quote it Sunday | Heartbreak Symphony by Laekan Zea Kemp

Happy Sunday!✨

I haven’t written one of these in ages. I had to post this in April, but my cousin’s wedding kept me busy.

Music is a medium that brings people across communities together. It can motivate and give hope to people fighting against the bureaucracy that silences and steal their families from them, like in this book. I remember writing the review on a Sunday, struggling to find words to describe the story. This book was revolutionary and passionate, a story that moved me deeply.

I’m really looking forward to reading more works by this author.

Sometimes being alive is like watching the sun filter through rose-colored glass and sometimes it’s like clutching a piece of that broken glass in your palm.

When the sound travels between us we are bound by some invisible grace, connected in a way I usually run from.

We can remember the past without going back there.

We deserve to make space for our pain just as much as anybody else. Not only because we lug around more of it but because holding it all inside has never served us well.

When you’re under siege, you lose all kinds of things. Language. Culture. Joy. Freedom.

Dreaming isn’t just the start of a movement, it’s the engine that keeps it going.

The right song sinks its teeth in us and makes us feel in places we thought were numb.

Grief is a bed of hot coals.

I am surrounded by strong people, by hope personified.

This is what it means to be Chicane. Remembering.

“Quote it Saturday” was a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice, but it’s currently inactive. It’s a weekly meme where you can add as many quotes as you wish, from any source you want.

Which quote did you like here? Is there any quote from this week you’d like to share with me?


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