“Black Ladies Laughing in the Kitchen”
(inspiration for my painting Heaven’s Kitchen)
Sapelo Sketches – Chip Crawford (Chipper)
A long time ago,
Black Ladies used to tell me about Heaven.
If their hope is justified,
I will stand some day
In the Halls of Paradise.
I believe there will be a door there,
Next to a Kitchen where no work is done.
But a million Ladies sit in sweet rest.
I think I would like to stand by that door
And look into the face of God
And smiling at His Creation –
Black Ladies Laughing in the Kitchen.