These are just a few of the pictures that I took during Toni Morrison's recent visit the Lisner Auditorium. Unlike one of my friends that got the chance to speak to Morrison, I had to make do with the zoom. Still, to hear someone so influential and talented affirms everything I love about language, about writing, and everything I believe about the importance of what I do with my life. She's full of wisdom, like some sage of the written word, intimidating, but with a touch of something kind. She speaks as a teacher, an intellectual, a grandmother, and one of America's greatest writers, produced in a time and a place that sought to suppress and quieten her voice.
PS. There are a few new Oxford pics over at that other place.