A defining moment in my life - that awakened me on many levels. It helped define my sexuality and my self - worth. Celie is someone I feel so much a part of - still to this day I tear up a bit about how lost I was til I read and heard those first words - "Dear God..." I wasn't so alone in Katy, TX anymore.
The film and the book are still very close and dear to my heart.
Herbert's "Dune" made me aware of how powerful and sublime merging words from different cultures can create such a lasting impact in reader's mind and imagination.
These 2 books were an essential part of how I evolved in my teens and early 20's. Profound and thought provoking literature.