It saddens to say RIP Dr. Maya Angelou. Indeed, I am appareled by how quick your departure was. However, like you said, "I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
This message, "Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful
that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or
comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human
She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family
is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that
she is looking down upon us with love," by Guy Johnson left lovers of
your literary works bewildered.
despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with
courage, need not be lived again. This is because courage is the most
important of all the virtues since without courage, you can't practice
any other virtue consistently.
Courage will propel the desire to reach the stars. Maya Angelou echoed Erin Cummings words, 'it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.'
Moving forward, we have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see
in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our
understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay —
You were a great author and
poet. Your works were an inspiration to most of us. At least, we shall
remember some of your prestigious words:
*There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
*I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I
love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked
person offers you a shirt.
*You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
*Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
*You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact,
it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you
are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
*You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.
RIP once again.