Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Maya Angelou
In sadness, joy. In joy, sadness. Whenever Maya Angelou was interviewed we watched, intently. She drew us in with her careful, slow articulation - every word a brushstroke, each phrase a poem. Humor found its way into a sad story and each story, whether dramatic or otherwise, left us with a poignant lesson.
This photograph (from her website) reminds us of that special quality of hers; that penetrating joyous smile as an outward illustration of dignity and love on the inside.
We will miss this kind spirit.From Ms. Angelou's website:
Statement from Dr. Maya Angelou’s Family:
Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. 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.
Guy B. Johnson