Updated: Aug 17
I cried for two and a half days behind the death of Chadwick Boseman, and I still feel an ache in my stomach when I see pictures of him floating idly by on social media. He was indeed a man of great strength, wisdom and gifting. He was our own superhero and Wakanda was our shining utopia. It was a place where we loomed large and regal. We had never seen anything like this before. We had finally been shown in the bright light of respect that we had never quite seen in films and media before. And then we awakened in disbelief to our superhero's flight of ascendance.
But we have to garner the mind set that this is not the end. I believe we can still loom large and be regal. Now it is our time to keep the shining light of Wakanda alive. No, you may not become a movie star, but we can embody the humble, endearing and caring aspects of our superhero. And we can take on the determined, give your all and absolute best spirit that Boseman had. I believe that if all of us would take that approach toward our lives we could surely create Wakanda in our homes, communities, businesses, etc. Chadwick Boseman is not gone, his spirit lives within each of us who dare to live our best and highest life.