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Alice Walker

“Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.”
― Alice Walker

Every now and then we experience something – an event, a person or an encounter that is truly thought-provoking, uplifting, almost transcendental.

Alice Walker, the internationally acclaimed author, poet and winner of the Pulitzer prize for her novel, “The Color Purple” enriched us in her hour-long conversation at the booked out event at the Auckland Writers Festival.  She covered much and her compelling message was multi-layered, rich and deep.

A standing ovation with moist eyes was the least we could do to express  she had touched us with her words, mana and presence.  The three Maori ladies who sang the waiata at the end made for a fitting tribute and a moving finish.

Alice Walker touched on many pertinent themes from personal to societal, from individual to the universal including compassion, the contribution each of us can make using our gifts and talents in the context that we find ourselves including all with which we share the planet, making the world a better place and how our consciousness affects our reality.  (more…)

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