February 19th, 2013
Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time? My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.
~ Jonathan Safran Foer
February 18th, 2013
You know, they straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for houses and livable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places. ‘Floods’ is the word they use, but in fact it is not flooding; it is remembering. Remembering where it used to be. All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. Writers are like that: remembering where we were, that valley we ran through, what the banks were like, the light that was there and the route back to our original place. It is emotional memory.
Toni Morrison is 82 today