"There was a time in Africa that people could fly. Mauma told me this one night when I was ten years old. She said, “Handful, your granny-mauma saw it for herself. She say they flew on trees and clouds. She say they flew like blackbirds. When we came here, we left that magic behind… You don’t believe me? Where you think these shoulder blades of yours come from, girl?”
Sweet, sweet wings of words.
Bonus -- Handful and her mother are seamstresses so the description of fabric and clothes will slay you!