For Carpe Diem’s Haiku Family – Purple:
creating fairy tale scenes
flights of fancy
the color purple
lives lived in oppression
Many years ago I saw this film for the first time … I’d bought myself a video player and rented the film and watched it for at least 10 times. It was a particularly difficult moment in my life. I never saw it as a film about racism … but of the poor hand of cards women are dealt the world over. A powerful film … with a great Whoopie Goldberg … a story of a woman’s life from oppression to freedom … a story of hope.