On Touch

The First Time

Part three of a four-part series about…touch?

I was lucky to first hear the words “Roberta Flack” when I was young enough that I could only tell what words meant by the spirits that touched me when I heard them spoken. And the women in my family spoke the sounds “Roberta Flack” with pride and respect as if those words represented every possibility for their own power and beauty. Before I knew a single note of her music I grew to think of her as being among the greatest ever.



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