“I know for sure that love saves me and that it is here to save us
Maya Angelou died today.
I will miss her strong presence on the planet, this woman who was larger than life…
Who walked her talk
Who made us laugh and weep
Who inspired us constantly…
Dr. Maya Angelou was a role model and symbolic mother to countless motherless women, including myself.
Thank you, Maya, for the many gifts you gave us, not the least of which was the reminder to honor our potential.
“What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It’s not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.”
We love you, Maya, now and forever…
“Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are – and aren’t – that you will truly succeed.”
“April is the cruelest month, breeding
lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain.” T. S. Eliot
“We did not come to remain whole.
We came to lose our leaves like the trees,
The trees that are broken
And start again, drawing up from the great roots.”