The Passing of a Great Storyteller: Maya Angelou, Poet

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”

 3311376302_e3b84289d6_o_adriaRichardsFlickr Poet Maya Angelou passed away today.   A great loss!

 


Two of my favorite Angelou quotes led this post.

From The Daily Post, a post by Michelle W. today gives a great sense of her as a Writer, Poet, and deep Thinker:

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.

When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we’re capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness.    I’m trying for that . . .

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.

The best candy shop a child can be left alone in is the library.” [Emphasis added]

 Greg Silverthorne, 66 Assurance Way


Photo credit:  Adria Richards/flickrCC

 

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