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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A way of thinking

“Writing is really a way of thinking--not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet.”—Toni Morrison

Black History is much more than a month and is reflective of us all each and every day.  None tell this story better than Toni Morrison, who turns 84 today.  As a novelist, editor and professor she has shaped literature with the power of her epic themes, vivid dialogue and richly detailed characters. 
We will forever be in her debt for giving us such wonderful books as The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved.

 Toni Morrison
She was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012 capping a true basketfull of lifetime achievement awards, begun with a Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award, both for Beloved, and then the Nobel Prize for her life’s body of written work.  Hers is truly a craftsmanship that inspires other writers to reach deeper within themselves in hopes of emulating even a small part of what she achieves on the page.

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