“I have a place that is mine.
That’s my work.
When I write, that’s mine.
It is free.
Nobody tells me what to do, and I wouldn’t listen if they did.
It’s all mine.
It’s my world. I have invented it. These are my people.
This is my language.
And now I’ve come to believe that everyone needs one of those places. It could be gardening.
You know…it’s just a place where it’s you and what you do.”
- Toni Morrison speaking to Oprah on life lessons at 80