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The Indigo Girl The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd
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“Having our passions in due subjection to our reason is the greatest victory that can be acquired, and perhaps ’tis a lesson the easier learned for being early taught.”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl
“Something was unfurling within me from behind the fear of societal expectation. Something true and deep. A part of my soul I'd always known was there but never acknowledged. I knew I'd never completely stop playing the role assigned to me in this life, but I would never, ever, let it compromise me.”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl
“The crushing paralysis that came from being stuck between a past I couldn’t return to and a future I couldn’t have was heightened by the realization there was nothing to be done about it. I”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl
“The sky, with no clouds to keep us swaddled, was cold and blue. The sun danced artlessly across the indigo water.
...I'd left with hope in my heart, and I returned without even a heart in my chest. I was filled instead with the weight of my failures. If I slipped overboard I knew the heaviness inside me would pull me down faster than the drag of my voluminous dress.”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl
“I closeted myself away at our plantation, only keeping in touch by occasional written word, and waited for time to do its healing work. Time trudged by so slowly. I was butterfly pinned by my wings to the canvas of my mistakes.”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl
“one can always judge a man’s character by how he treats those beneath him.”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl
“He dropped his voice. “Not as many people have as free a mind and affection as you do, Eliza. Not many understand that we accord a certain friendship and respect to our Negroes. And ’tis a dangerous pursuit.”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl
“Men were such simple creatures, it was rather frightening to know they held the complicated nature of civilization in their hands.”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl
“Having our passions in due subjection to our reason is the greatest victory that can be acquired, and perhaps ’tis a lesson the easier learned for being early taught.” —Eliza Lucas, 1722–1793”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl
“If I should look older by this practice, I really am so; for the longer time we are awake, the longer we live. Sleep is so much the emblem of death that I think it may rather be called breathing than living.”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl
“as I reached inside. One was a letter from the address of dear Mr. and Mrs. Pinckney at their”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl
“Mary gasped. “Eliza.”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl
“woad,”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl
“festivities, then I had about as much knowledge of”
Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl