Thursday, November 18, 2021

High Water Everywhere / Beloved / Freedom

"... Things are breakin' up out there
High water everywhere ..." (Bob Dylan, lyrics from 2001)


Just began re-reading Beloved, by Toni Morrison.  Thanks to Elizabeth for writing about that book recently.


The function of freedom is to free someone else.

(Toni Morrison)


37paddington said...

I was once a summer intern for Toni Morrison and then she was the commencement speaker at my college graduation. Sitting in the audience, I felt as if we had all been touched by the sublime. To think they are now trying to burn her books. This more than almost anything else, even the Jan 6 insurrection, tells me how fully we have entered the dystopia.

Anonymous said...

As 37paddington commented, "we have entered the dystopia." I am worried down to my rickety old bones.

Tara said...

In your neck of the woods, literal high water.

Paranoid white people are burning her books because they cannot stand to look at the humanity of POC. Sad. Terrifying.