Toni Morrison was the speaker at a wonderful book talk hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library and our neighborhood’s Community Bookstore, at the synagogue Beth Elohim in Park Slope, in Brooklyn, New York. Toni Morrison was interviewed by a Princeton Professor, an expert on the writings of Ms. Morrison. The event was sold out in advance, and lines to enter the building and attend the event started at 6:30 pm. I had set my iPhone clock alarm for 6:00, so I would leave the house on time, and get there early to avoid standing on line for too long. Procrastinating as ever, and printing out my ticket at the last minute. I left the house at 6:15 and walked over. I ran into a friend of mine from my Brooklyn Bookclub, and joined her on line. We found seats in the middle not too far back and sat together, chatting to fill the time until the event began. Being able to share this experience with my friend made, what felt like an important event, even more fun. My friend confided that when she had heard it announced that Toni Morrison had won the Nobel Prize in 1993, she had danced happily around her apartment in celebration of the world’s recognition of this great writer….