A ‘trailing wisp of glory’: Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)

8449738207_7d3c5f83ae_b_Maya_2013YorkCollegeMaya Angelou, York College, February 2013

In a 1997 Interview (America’s Renaissance Woman) in High Point NC, when asked ‘when she realized she had talent’ Maya Angelou said in her answer:

I believe that each of us comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory.    So at this wonderful, young age of 65, I don’t know yet what the Lord has for me to do.    I try to live up to the energy and to the calling, but I wouldn’t dare say I have even scratched the surface yet.


  • The poet, author, and storyteller passed away yesterday at the age on 86 in North Carolina.   

Maya Angelou


From the Angelou Family (Guy B. Johnson, Maya Angelou’s son):

She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. 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. (Official Maya Angelou website).


 Greg Silverthorne, 66 Assurance Way


Photo Credit: York College ISLGP/flickrCC

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