Song of Solomon

by: Toni Morrison

Chapter 10

Quotes Chapter 10
Sitting in the kitchen, they look at Milkman with such rheumy eyes, and spoke about his grandfather with such awe and affection, Milkman began to miss him too.
A farm that colored their eyes like a paintbrush and spoke to them like a sermon. “You see?” the farm said to them. “See? See what you can do? . . . Here, this here, is what a man can do if he puts his mind to it and his back into it.[”]
As soon as he put his foot on the first stone, he smelled money, although it was not a smell at all. It was like candy and sex and soft twinkling lights. Like piano music with a few strings in the background.