“Let me tell you something, Yola. Life is not some box of chocolates like they say in that movie. Life is a big piece of sugarcane.”

“Sugarcane?”
“Yes, a maldito sugarcane! You have to bite down hard and suck as much sweetness out of it as you can. Don’t be afraid to sink your teeth in, chama, it’s the only way you’ll ever draw out the sugar.”

One Year Of Ugly by Caroline Mackenzie

Sugarcane

…but the fact that people only want to support Rossum when it’s convenient? That’s legit. Oh, sure, let’s canvass . . . when we have time. Resist white supremacy— as long as it doesn’t interfere with our super chill weekend. I’m not saying I’m perfect. I’m as guilty as anyone. But at least I’m trying.

Yes No Maybe So by Aisha Saeed & Becky Albertelli

Current state of things