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Reflections On A New Year: Ralph Ellison Style

“All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself.”

— Ralph Ellison

Goodbye, 2012 and hello, 2013! We hope you had a wonderful year here with us and that you will continue to visit us in the new year!

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