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Last night, I had an impromptu self-date...
...and it was awesome!
I went to see an independent film as part of this global black film series hosted in Overtown.
It was super dope!
It was also about prison (I just completed a training for this course that facilitates academic discussion between imprisoned students and undergraduate university students studying African American literature).
Even my downtime is filled with themes of love, social justice and the like. LOL.
Anyway, it was a great evening. Very enlightening. And informative. And empowering. And symbolic. I loved how at the end there was a Q&A session, and one of the panelists compared the movie to the African diaspora at large. We are fragmented in some senses and we cling to illusive affiliations, yet we are all part of the same prison. There is a much bigger picture to look at.
The film itself was deep and intense. It was about this budding love story between two inmates living in neighboring prisons in the Dominican Republic. They communicated to one another using a form of prison sign language, what they call "woodpecking."
It was thoroughly engrossing. And so vivid. It was as if I was a witness to this uniquely, dynamic "universe" as the main actress described it.
Before the film, there was food and music. It was such a great way to unwind and enjoy myself after a long, emotionally trying week.
I have been fasting, isolated in a rigorous, studious solitude, juggling multiple obligations... I have just been on edge for most of the week.
So, I'm working on putting together the details for my next date, which will be in two weeks. I realized I had been so busy this month, I hadn't specifically set aside time to date myself. Even though that was part of my new moon intentions. Tsk, tsk, tsk. We must do better Jasmin.
And I will.
So I'm looking into a couple of things, because this next date will be EPIC!
I can't wait!!!