Upon the sudden passing of Ms. Angelou at the age of 86 in her home in North Carolina, I pushed the posting of her feature up to today:
Ms. Angelou was first brought into my life when I heard the poem “Phenomenal Woman“.
I was young. Really young. But I remember wanting to be that woman. I wanted to be Phenomenal. I was going to aspire to be that woman, no matter what. When she speaks, people listen, when she writes, people feel. And because of her ultimate grace we are thankful.
There’s so much to be said about today’s guest. So much, that I don’t know where to begin. And to list it all here would leave me writing a novel that’s already been done, and much better than I ever could, no doubt. So I’ll list a few of my favorite quotes (the one above being first) from one of the most influential voices of our time, the celebrated, the appreciated, the pioneer, the poet, the author, the educator, Dr. Maya Angelou.
There are a plethora of wonderful articles written about her on the brink of her death, you can find a few here, here and here. Prayers go out to her family and friends and those who have been directly effected by this woman’s extremely wonderful spirit.
“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud” in honor of the great Ms. Maya Angelou.
As always, I Thank You for reading!
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