I am extremely saddened by the loss of this literary powerhouse, I just had to make a post to express my condolences to her family, friends and fans like myself, but before I do, allow me apologize deeply for having neglected my blogging duties to my followers and readers, It’s been a while.
Earlier this morning, I awoke to the news of Maya’s passing, though her life in my opinion has been a celebration of love, peace, and courage; death will always be a loss whether old or young, so I will celebrate her life the only way I know how, by getting off my blogging hiatus, dedicating this post to her, and always remembering her words and the way they make and has made me feel – Self love is the best type of love there is, was and there ever will be.
I remember the first time I heard Maya’s words, it was in a scene in the movie “Poetic Justice”, where Janet Jackson narrated a poem entitled “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou. The words literally took my breath away, spoke to me on a personal level and has since then kept my breath hostage, because I cannot begin to fathom the interest I grew for this goddess of an author and her work. Her lyrical brainpower, elegance, grace, wisdom, and beauty will forever be part and parcel of my being, even though I am still a work in progress, I believe I am on the right path and hey Rome wasn’t built in a day right?
It has been a pleasure to have known this woman through her work and thanks to the internet and her publications she will always be a part of my life through her words – and hopefully one day I will share those exact words with my Sons and Daughters, as I believe every parent should at some point in the lives of their Children.
RIP Maya, You’ll be missed.
Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud
– Maya Angelou