Really sinking my teeth into Jazz now. Toni Morrison has a way of telling you a ton in a single sentence. Countless examples. Yet today’s favorite line suggests a running theme from yesterday:
There, in a city, they are not so much new as themselves: their stronger, riskier selves.
Morrison keeps echoing how I felt — yet couldn’t quite articulate as beautifully — about growing up a suburbanite, getting a taste of urban life and realizing I had come home. For me, there is a headiness in a city that cannot be captured in any other setting. It’s like instead of watching a movie, you’re in it. You’re participating. You’re in the game.
Yes, that’s about right.