Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou, An Amazing Life

I read Maya Angelou's memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, when I was a teenager. I'll never forget it. A quarter-of-a-century later, I still recall after I finished reading the last line and set the book down thinking,

what an amazing life.

She died today. Here's her obituary. Read it. Hold on to your seats. May she inspire you to live life with courage and compassion. Live so that one day people will read about you and say,

what an amazing life.

I've been following Angelou on Facebook during this last year of her life. Eighty-six years old and she was still teaching til the end. One of my favorite messages she left with us just the other day: