Dear Toni Morrison,
There is no greater author in this world. I am humbled by your ability to take a simple plot and whirl it into a tapestry of symbolism and interpretation. Each time I pick up The Bluest Eye or Sula, I am caught up in a world so different from my own, yet so familiar....I have lived this life.
Recently, I read an article about dating rules. A (very smart) woman explained how she uses you as a relationship litmus test--any man who thinks Toni Morrison is a musician or an athlete gets kicked to the curb. I feel that way too.
In my eyes, you are more prolific than any "superstar" will ever be. You changed the world with a typewriter, a pen and your mind. Fifty years from now, people will still be debating the significance of Pecola's blue eyes.
Top that, Beyonce.
When I grow up, I want to be just like you.
Your Biggest Fan,