97 Followers
48 Following
TheBookofJules

TheBookofJules

"You must become so free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." -Albert Camus

Currently reading

Crossed
Ally Condie
Angels & Demons
Dan Brown
Tipping the Velvet
Sarah Waters
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude, Alymer Maude
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
The Highly Sensitive Person
Elaine N. Aron
Exploring the Philosophy of Religion (7th Edition)
David Stewart
Siege and Storm
Leigh Bardugo
The Hutterites in North America (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
John Andrew Hostetler;Beulah S. Hostetler

I was reading an essay and this just hit me so hard:

 

"My master used to read prayers in public to the ship's crew every Sabbath day; and when I first saw him read, I was never so surprised in my life, as when I saw the book talk to my master, for I thought it did, as I observed him look upon it, and move his lips. I wished it would do so with me. As soon as my master had done reading, I followed him to the place where he put the book, being mightily delighted with it, and when nobody saw me, I opened it, and put my ear down close upon it, in great hope that it would say something to me; but I was very sorry, and greatly disappointed, when I found that it would not speak. This thought immediately presented itself to me, that every body and every thing despised me because I was black." -Gronniosaw