Octavia Butler – In Memoriam
Octavia Butler, author, visionary, and genius, died this past Saturday. Her writing is brilliant and while it will keep her light in the world for generations, she will be sorely missed.
A quote from one of my favorite Octavia Bulter novels.
“We are born not with purpose, but with potential. Purpose unifies us: it focuses our dreams, guides our plans, strengthens our efforts. Purpose defines us, shapes us, and offers us greatness.”
Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents
While her novels are science-fiction there is a profound truth to be found in them. The idea that “God is Change” resonated with me more than I can express. I know that I am not alone in this. If you have not read her work, take the time to do so. Just writing this, I am tearing up. I mourn for this woman I’ve never met, and thank her for sharing her gifts with me.
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