Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Toni Morrison

When I did my student teaching I read the handful of books that I was going to be teaching shortly before I actually taught them. My student teacher-teacher, Lisa, and I would sit in her classroom everyday before the students shuffled in and discuss books amongst other things. She was great. I learned so much from her and I can't imagine a better experience.

One of the books I read at that time in my life was Beloved by Toni Morrison. I loved it. Oprah played Sethe in the movie version. Sometimes I think that actors aren't able to step out of who they are in Hollywood enough to protray a character. I think Oprah was wonderful, but I'm biased. Anyway, here's the reason for this post. I was tearing off yesterday's paper on my desk calendar when I noticed today's quote. It was like a treasure meant to remind my of my favorite book and times.

"Love is or it aint. Thin love ain't love at all." -Toni Morrison

1 comment:

Parker said...

I haven't read the book but I loved the movie. Oprah was amazing. I'm so happy that you had a positive student teaching experience. I hope I do too.