Heyyyyyyyy Henny, Happy Sunday or whateva!! So the other

Heyyyyyyyy Henny, Happy Sunday or whateva!! So the other

7/12/2021, 9:18:14 PM
Heyyyyyyyy Henny, Happy Sunday or whateva!! So the other day I read and finished Toni Morrison’s third novel Song of Solomon, which I think it’s her most experimental work. An epic and a straight-up masterpiece, Song of Solomon took my wig off and left me bald for five days. In an interview, Mother Morrison said that the idea for this book came about when she kept hearing this myth/story (she finds some truth in myths) about Black slaves who, under certain circumstances, would fly back to Africa. This is what Morrison tackles in this book; flying and escaping. “If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.” She starts the book with a flight and ends it with a flight giving you the most beautiful story that you could ever read. Sublime truly. One of the biggest messages that I took away from this book was this idea of learning most of our history through our stories and songs. Those myths that our parents, grandparent, uncles, cousins tell us when we are young which can lead us to find more about ourselves and where we come from. I’ve said this before, but I’m originally from the Dominican Republic and most of our history isn’t really recorded. We pass our history orally. Through the stories that my grandparents have told me and continue to tell me I find a little bit about myself in them. No matter if their mythical or real, there is always something hidden in those stories. Just like Toni Morrison I find some truth in them even if they sound bizarre. Song of Solomon was everything and I will always remember this book. Other than that, my journey through Toni Morrison’s books has been everything and I can’t wait to continue getting blessed by her art. Have you read Song of Solomon? What did you think about it? Let’s talk Henny!

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