A Rainbow in the Clouds

What Maya Angelou taught me…



There are certain people who, for whatever reason, I think will be with us forever. Maya Angelou was one of those. I’m not sure if it’s because it seemed like she’d been with us forever already, or if it’s because her poetry and quotes are so entwined in the fabric of our lives. But hearing about her death this morning came as a sad surprise.

Before I’d heard the news this morning, I shared a quote I found on Twitter:


I was attracted to this quote because of an Oprah program I’d seen a few years ago. Her guest had been Dr. Maya Angelou. On this program, Oprah said:

“Ironically one of my most desolate moments, barely being able to speak in between sobs of despair, I called Maya looking for comfort and sympathy,” writes Oprah. “Instead she sternly chided me, ‘STOP IT’ she said. ‘Stop your crying right now…

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