What’s Emerging? Week 1: Wednesday 9 June 2021

Octavia E. Butler was an award winning, African American science fiction author. As a child, Butler was painfully shy. Paired with dyslexia, Butler was an easy target for bullies which led her to believe she was “ugly and stupid, clumsy and socially hopeless.” As a result, she found solace reading at the Pasadena Central Library. At the age of 10, she begged her mother to buy her a Remington typewriter on which she “pecked” her first stories “two fingered.”

Butler offers this beautiful poetic reflection on the organic nature of God, life and community:

In Peace,


Rev. Christine Gilbert
Minister of the Word
St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church

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