I Am of Her

Mercides Davis Hunter
(1936 – 2015)

A woman of uncommon wisdom, my mother was not afraid of anything. By “anything” I don’t mean spirits, bullies, or the darkness that children come to know, but rather she did not fear the powerful. I marveled at the command she had of her world, and so it never occurred to me as a girl that there was anyone more powerful than she.