Hurston & The Person We Think We Are Meant to Be

“So when we looked at de picture and everybody got pointed out there wasn’t nobody left except a real dark little girl with long hair standing by Eleanor. Dat’s where Ah wuz s’posed to be, but Ah couldn’t recognize dat dark chile as me, So Ah ast, ‘where is me? Ah don’t see me.’ … But before Ah seen de picture Ah thought Ah wuz¬† just like the rest” (Hurston 31).

Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. HarperCollins, 2004.