“I now realize that life held a divine purpose,
for shoving me into places
that were as changeable as the wind.
In between the floundering of then and now,
the eyes of fate were following me–watching,
always watching with narrowing glances.
Now, having given deep thought to life’s offerings,
I realize that everything that happened
should have happened.”
-Gordon Parks (1912-2006), from “No Apologies”