92 years old + Female + Black Panther Star? Yes, Wakanda Forever!

“Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.” ~ George Sand

 

Wakanda Forever!!!!

You cannot be alive today and not heard these words or seen them printed somewhere after the screening of the mega block-busting Black Panther movie.  And I admit, I actually haven’t written any thoughts on the film here but that’s because my plan to see it again (and really see it with different eyes this time around) has not materialised.

However, I can tell you that the evening after my first viewing found me totally and absolutely amazed at the costumes, the acting, the set designs, the plot, the actors, the imaginative technological possibilities for the future, the significance of this type of production for ‘such a time as this’ aka every visual nuance and spoken word affected me in a profound way.

Today though, I wanted to share an interesting story about defying the odds so let me introduce you to Miss Dorothy Steel, a 92 year old African American woman who started acting at the young age of 88 and who was successfully selected to play the role of a merchant tribal leader in the Black Panther.  Continue reading 92 years old + Female + Black Panther Star? Yes, Wakanda Forever!

After This Life

Michael Kors, time, watches
Photo by Gale E

 

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” William Penn

I admit it: I am a hoarder. I hate to throw away anything because as soon as I do, I know I’ll need it. Could be an old receipt, a used cardboard box, a pretty empty container – as soon as it’s dumped there’s a need to have it back. But enough was enough. Continue reading After This Life