Romare Bearden, Mother and Child (1977)
June 23, 2004:
When they announced that the President was dead I lay my head on my desk
and cried, at least a little bit.
I did it for two reasons. Because I believed I was expected to, and because
my mother loved him.
So that it was at once an act of conformity to expectation and of generosity
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