Toni Morrison’s passing is a tragedy for the world. Luckily, she left some powerful and lasting inspiration in her books. This interview by the Telegraph is one of her lasting legacies. It’s titled Toni Morrison On Love, Loss, and Modernity.
In it, she shares some poignant words of wisdom. Here’s one of them on how she took the loss of her son:
People speak to me about my son – ‘I’m so sorry for you’ – but no one says, ‘I loved him so much.’ I was busy in grief, which I don’t expect to stop. Suddenly realising that the last thing my son would want was for me to be very self-involved and narcissistic and self-stroking. It stopped me from writing. Which doesn’t mean you stop feeling the absence. It was being willing to think about it in a way that was not self-serving
Have you been inspired by Toni Morrison or her any of her books? Give this interview transcript a read to learn more about the writer…