too soon octavia, too soon

ah i never never post twice in a day i don’t i promise but…

i just found out that octavia butler died!

and i want to cry. and can’t here – i need to share it with someone.

oh octavia, warrior divine, inspiration to my revolutionary sci fi little soul, reason i keep a bag packed and ready to go, reason i believe fundamentally that change is god, setter of values that the next way is one we already know and can not see and the only way we can go…oh octavia, how could you go, be gone?

when nina died i felt like this – like one of the people whose footsteps i wanted to examine and follow and find and ask her about god and why…octavia wasn’t always a poet but she was always a genius. she was the patternmaster, she was a morpheus, she was an atreyu.

if you haven’t already, read everything she ever wrote – its not a lot, its not enough, its all necessary. i’m going to look at my screensaver – god is change – and try to let go.

Author: Adrienne

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The Indian activist Gandhi led many peaceful rebellions against oppressive governments, first in South Africa and later in British-controlled India. At first he called his strategy "passive resistance," but later disavowed that term because it had negative implications. He ultimately chose the Sanskrit word satyagraha, meaning "love force" or "truth force." "Truth ('satya') implies love," he said, "and firmness ('agraha') is a synonym for force. 'Satyagraha' is thus the force which is born of truth and love." According to my reading of the astrological omens, Virgo, satyagraha should be your word of power in the coming weeks. Your uprising against the forces of darkness has got to do more than say "no." A fierce, primal yes should be at the heart of your crusade.

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