Toni Morrison on her Election Day experience: "I was too anxious and I didn't want to be in anybody's company. But I was totally in the dark when someone called to say he won. My computer crashed and the TV didn't work. This morning I didn't know how tense I was but I felt this relief like something was lifted. Even though I look forward and relish the hard work of the next term, I know we can do it. It made me feel like that phrase Martin Luther King Jr. had said about being to the mountaintop. I could never visualize the metaphor until now." There's more, about her book, Barack Obama as a biracial American, and John Updike... here. [WSJ]