“Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.”
April 4 was Maya Angelou’s birthday. (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) She would have been 91 this year. A remarkable woman in so many ways.
Maya was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist who worked in the Civil Rights Movement with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Her performed poetry is powerful. She lived a remarkably full life.
Guardian Writer Gary Younge said in 2009: “To know her life story is to simultaneously wonder what on earth you have been doing with your own life and feel glad that you didn’t have to go through half the things she has.”
Listen to this just over 3 minute video of life advice from someone who has lived a lot of it. It’s worth it.