The Son/Sun Also Rises

Black Woman Writer BlackOwnedBusinesses Easter Jamaica Palmy Greetings Smile Spring


Riza 

I smile. I rise. 


Son rizas. Sun rises. We rise together. 


It is our first Easter with out my granddad. He is my first Palmy Greeting from Jamaica - one of my first son-rises in my family, but I smile today.


That is what my Aunt Janice taught me, through Kirk Franklin. It isn’t easy, but I smile. 

He sings, It is so hard to look up when you look down, but I say, “it is so hard to look down when you lookat the sun”. So today, 


We rise. 


Happy Easter.


Happy Resurrection. 


My granddad got baptized in his other-Mother’s church on Easter, and today our son, Jesus (the father, the sun, the Holy Ghost for those pictured who believe) rises. 


Palmy Greetings.


We are smiles. 


Let me reintroduce myself. 


I am a writer and like other authors I use this medium to greet each other how we greet the sun: with a smile. 


I was reminded when I stepped out of the shower on Palm Sunday. I tried to turn out the light, I flipped, pushed, moved every switch. I would have fixed the circuit because I was looking down. Then I looked up. The light was coming from a window. A sky light. I laughed. Of course the sun could illuminate my shower, as it has before. 


I told the story to my uncle as the sun rose. 


It was a reminder to look up at the sun and smile.


Like curled corners of smiling lips, The Sun rises. 


We respond to this call from nature with a smile.


I hope this greeting makes you smile. It was written with love, from the sun/son/shine. 


Look up / look out for more of this light in different forms. 


Keep it PG.


Love. Sunshines and sunrises; smiles from


GP, who still wants a Ph.D. But is a writer, and a smiler among other “hers” on Easter, 2018, who watched with awe when my Granddad rose from the baptismal waters in Spanishtown, JA. and greeted the sun and I with a smile. 


He is risen but we are rising. 





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  • CARLENE NICHOLS on

    Continue to rise my beautiful Neice , those are some great memories ❤️🥰he is gone but will never be forgotten. He memories live on Happy Easter


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