This week I would like to take a moment to honor one of my favorite authors. Someone on Instagram or Twitter said she had a gift. While I agree wholeheartedly, I would say she not only had a gift for turning a phrase or transporting us back into time, She had THE GIFT. What do I mean by this? Anyone that can take an African American experience and make it a HUMAN experience has THE GIFT. Someone who can write novels supremely different—a varied body of work has THE GIFT. I like writers and artists who aren’t more concerned with commercial success versus having a profound insight or talking about topics that may even be Taboo.
For me, Toni Morrison was all these things. Beloved, Sula, and Song of Solomn stood out for me. Rest in Peace Ms Morrison Rest in Peace.