Quote of the Day – Toni Morrison

In the brightness of the carnival dresses and wearing a stranger’s shoes, she stood on the porch of 124 ready to be swallowed up in the world beyond the edge of the porch.  Out there where small things scratched and sometimes touched.  Where words could be spoken that would close your ears shut.  Where, if you were alone, feeling could overtake you and stick to you like a shadow.  Out there where there were places in which things so bad happened that when you went near them it would happen again.  –Toni Morrison from her novel Beloved

If that doesn’t make you want to read the book, you don’t read. Seriously.  Toni Morrison is such a powerhouse minus the pomp and circumstance.  Her novels encourage me to work but I can read them without an English teacher.  (Although my junior honors English teacher introduced me to this novel and I am very grateful.  If only I could remember her name…)

Her newest novel is A Mercy.  Here’s my review.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

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