“How maddening it was to have been born in a cotton field with aspirations of grandeur.”
As the news of Maya Angelou’s passing touches the nation, I am both saddened and heartened. In reflecting on her life two things stand out. First, she was a testimony of grit, letting no obstacles stop her from pursuing her destiny. Secondly, her example to the world has been one that inspires individuals without a voice, to search within, claim theirs and declare it to the universe. “A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Thank you Dr. Angelou, and may you Rest In Poetry.