“The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.” — this quote resonated with me most of all.
This morning when I heard that Maya Angelou had passed away at age 86, a part of me felt really sad. The other part of me felt very happy that she had walked amongst this earth and through her words made it a much better place than how she found it.
She proved just how powerful words and speech could be to change people’s minds and above all people’s hearts. There’s not much to be said about someone who penned so many poems, essays, scripts, autobiographies, and stories. Sometimes the most pointed statement about any one person is not said through words, but through their works and worth. Maya’s certainly done that.
Rest knowing your words will live on.
Fun Fact: Maya is the nickname from her brother. Angelou is a family name.