Una mala maña

Un consejo amoroso de un personaje de Toni Morrison


You can't own a human being. You can't lose what you don't own. Suppose you did own him. Could you really love somebody who was absolutely nobody without you? You really want somebody like that? Somebody who falls apart when you walk out the door? You don't, do you? And neither does he. You're turning over your whole life to him. Your whole life, girl. And if it means so little to you that you can just give it away, hand it to him, then why should it mean any more to him? He can't value you more than you value yourself...

—Toni Morrison en Song of Solomon


{Ante la muerte reciente de Toni Morrison, me puse a rebuscar en mi blog anterior por fragmentitos que hubiera citado allá. Parece que entre marzo y mayo del 2016, leí <i>Song of Solomon</i> y <i>A Mercy</i> una tras la otra y tomé muchas notas. Acá algunas.}