Breeding Love & Gratitude

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There is really nothing more to say – except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.

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As our celebration of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye comes to a close, I’d like to express my thanks to everyone who participated by writing a blog post, reading and leaving comments, or by promoting the series on the web. This was my first time experimenting with a blog “meme” and I’m so pleased with how many people joined the conversation or expressed an interest in picking up The Bluest Eye for the first time. I hope that honoring this transformational novel will also encourage us to seek out black writers that challenge their readers in innovative ways with complex characters and meaningful stories. I’ll leave you with this wonderful clip from the stage play of The Bluest Eye, performed at the Hartford Stage in 2008:

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