“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”

Toni Morrison (1931-2019)

The above quote is from her 1993 Nobel Lecture, which I can only recommend. Of all her novels and essays, the lecture is perhaps my favorite piece of writing of hers, the one I return to most often, and not just because I quoted it in my master’s thesis.