August 7th, 2019

Vespair

Toni Morrison.

I don't have many idols or people I look up to.

But I will always remember her work and how much it opened my eyes, painfully so.

I write with the clarity I have today because of how much she enlightened me with her work when I was much younger.

It hurt a lot, including one adapted film in particular that scarred me, traumatized me when I was way too young to understand.

The pain helped me grow, and helped shaped my values today, and so I wouldn't take it back, not for anything--

Of unyielding principle.