Janie awoke next morning by feeling Tea Cake almost kissing her breath away. Holding her and caressing her as if he feared she might escape his grasp and fly away. Then he must dress hurriedly and get to his job on time… But she stayed in bed long after he was gone.
So much had been breathed out by the pores that Tea Cake still was there. She could feel him and almost see him bucking around the room in the upper air. After a long time of passive happiness, she got up and opened the window and let Tea Cake leap forth and mount to the sky on a wind. That was the beginning of things.
- “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, Zora Neale Hurston*
*Just learned Ms. Hurston wrote this literary masterpiece in Haiti in 1937. My prayer is that God bless the beautiful people of Haiti right now and let them know the world is praying for them.