"Make up a story...For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul."
- Toni Morrison (via Goodreads)
First quote of Women's History Month - I think we'll go all female for March. There isn't really a feminine language to describe the greatness of Ms. Morrison. She is masterful - but certainly not "mistressful." She is one of the English language's greatest crafters and interpreters. She is voice's greatest living ally. She is story's soul. If you have not read any of her work, then you are so very lucky to be able to come to it for the first time.