Just one of the many heart-breaking passages from Beloved by Toni Morrison… the thoughts of a slave when he sees a happy rooster (Mister) that he helped bring into this world.
Mister, he looked so . . . free . . . Mister was allowed to be and stay what he was. But I wasn’t allowed to be and stay what I was . . . wasn’t no way I’d ever be Paul D again, living or dead . . . I was something else and that something was less than a chicken sitting in the sun on a tub.
– Beloved by Toni Morrison
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!