"To do always as much as we can, in the way that we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful than when we inherited it."
At our 1st Annual (?) Kwanzaa Potluck Dinner in Tokyo we decided to exercise our creativity by playing instruments. However, considering NONE of us gathered in that space were actually able to operate said instruments it was, as my friend described, "creativity through chaos"
aka a hot loving mess! LOL
But what stood out for me (more than the clashing of random sounds) was how we all were able to come together, all members of the African Diaspora in a foreign land, and enjoy each others company. In fact, the most harmonious part of the entire night was how we all seemed to laugh in sync with each other. I swear, there were people on the floor on their hands and knees, water running out of eyes as we all doubled over in a wave of complete and utter hilarity. To this day I am not 100% sure what exactly we were laughing about. Shit, I'm not sure any of us knows what the joke was in the first place. There were so many. A true spirit of fellowship and Unity.