"Jazz" Toni Morrison

"Jazz" Toni Morrison

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"I could hear the men playing out their maple-sugar hearts, tapping it from four-hundred-year-old trees and letting it run down the trunk, wasting it because they didn't have a bucket to hold it and didn't want one either.  They just wanted to let it run that day, slow if it wished, or fast, for a free run down tree's bursting to give it up."

"I could hear the men playing out their maple-sugar hearts, tapping it from four-hundred-year-old trees and letting it run down the trunk, wasting it because they didn't have a bucket to hold it and didn't want one either. They just wanted to let it run that day, slow if it wished, or fast, for a free run down tree's bursting to give it up."

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