Quotation by Connie Porter

I'd take the bus downtown with my mother, and the big thing was to sit at the counter and get an orange drink and a tuna sandwich on toast. I thought I was living large!... When I was at the Ritz with the publisher a few months ago, I did think, "Oh my God, I'm in the Ritz tearoom." ... The person who was so happy to sit at the Woolworths counter is now sitting at the Ritz, listening to the harp, and wondering what tea to order.... [ellipsis in source] Am I awake?
Connie Porter (b. 1959), African American novelist and educator. As quoted in Listen to Their Voices, ch. 5, by Mickey Pearlman (1993).
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