Sunday, October 14, 2007

"I think it pisses God off..."

"Oh, she say. God love all them feelings. That's some of the best stuff God did. And when you know God loves 'em you enjoy 'em a lot more. You can just relax, go with everything that's going, and praise God by liking what you like.

God don't think it dirty? I ast.

Nah, she say. God made it. Listen, God loves everything you love--and a mess of stuff you don't. But more than anything else, God love admiration.

You saying God vain? I ast.

Naw, she say. Not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.

What it do when it pissed off? I ast.

Oh, it make something else. People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in this world can see it always trying to please us back."

~ Alice Walker in "The Color Purple"
(p. 167; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers; 1982 Edition)

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