langston luv

5.04.2010
if i've sent you an email from my kiwi account, you've probably noticed the langston hughes' quote in my signature or maybe you've noticed that all my posts are in green. (langston always wrote in green.)

i've had a wee little obsession with langston hughes since high school. i read dream deferred and fell in love with the poet of the people.

my bud brigid (aka bree--once i found out that's her real name there was no going back!) learned one of her theater buds was going to be in a play called langston and nicolas so naturally, she  called me up. (thank GOD for good friends!) i accepted like a stripper accepts dolla bills in her thong. :)

we started with grub at kitchen 24. ( a trendy hipster spot). the pink and chocolate joint scored big with my belly. i attacked an ahi tuna burger that was loaded with wasabi mayo and pickled ginger (as pickles). the sweet potato fries made my eyes roll back in my head. a red velvet cupcake for dessert.

after grub we walked to the theater a couple blocks down at the stella adler theater and got our theater on. the play was actually really, really good. it was well acted that's for darn skippy!  the play told a story that a lot of langston lovers don't really talk about all that often--the issue of his sexuality. the playwright did a really good job of not sensationalizing the speculations but addressing the questions folks have had over the years. plus they used a grip of his work. if it wouldn't have been the last weekend, i would TOTALLY recommend checking it out. alas...
there are just some people whose lives intrigue the heck out of me. langston was one such person. i had a professor (tuttle) who loved to tell the same langston story over and over again in his class. the students secretly snickered about the man and his memory, but i loved that story...
chillin on langston's stoop in harlem: april 2008


Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.

2 comments:

  1. That kind of resembles the Huxtable house.

    Cute green top, by the way.

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  2. why thank you. i wear green when i'm happy :)

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