The song “Bag Lady” by Erykah Badu spoke volumes to me and the imagery of the video was reminiscent to Ntozake Shange’s Broadway production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. Early in life I can remember seeing a theatrical production of it on PBS and later seeing a live production of it by a local play group The Afro American Players.
With this song and play in mind, I ask the question,
What access baggage are you keeping around?
We sometimes hold on to that baggage because it’s familiar to us, it’s what we know. But just because it’s familiar doesn’t mean it’s good. It’s just that it has become so much a part of our existence that we can’t imagine life without it.
It’s time to purge yourself of those things, those feelings that weigh you down. Clear out those areas of your heart and make room for those positive and good feelings. Welcome in those things that give you life and bring you joy.
Like Erykah Badu sang,
“One day all them bags gon’ get in your way”