Human Family

tori yule

New York, United States

Artist's Description

I note the obvious differences

in the human family.

Some of us are serious,

some thrive on comedy.
Some declare their lives are lived

as true profundity,

and others claim they really live

the real reality.

The variety of our skin tones

can confuse, bemuse, delight,
brown and pink and beige and purple,

tan and blue and white.

I’ve sailed upon the seven seas

and stopped in every land,

I’ve seen the wonders of the world

not yet one common man.

I know ten thousand women

called Jane and Mary Jane,

but I’ve not seen any two

who really were the same.

Mirror twins are different

although their features jibe,

and lovers think quite different thoughts

while lying side by side.

We love and lose in China,

we weep on England’s moors,

and laugh and moan in Guinea,

and thrive on Spanish shores.

We seek success in Finland,

are born and die in Maine.

In minor ways we differ,

in major we’re the same.

I note the obvious differences

between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,

than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,

than we are unalike.
~Maya Angelou

SoHo
New York
United States

Featured in
Your Magic Place July 2011
The World As We See It… July 2011
All About New York State Sept 2011
Downtown Nov 2011
RB Feature page April 2013
ImageWriting April 2013
Everyday Women April 2013
New York City July 2013

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