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…and still I rise

This post moved my heart, those that rise, that love again – triumphantly. What a beautiful poem he shares, this man that stands in front of me. Perseverance & Love will go along way in this life. RIP Miss Angelou

Today I experienced a significant moment – I woke up to a notification from CNN that Maya Angelou passed away. I felt this incredible pang of sadness but wasn’t sure why. Yes, Dr. Angelou’s quotes had been all over my life. Yes, I’d read many of her poems. Yes, I’d watched her Oprah interview. But I’d done things like this with many other celebrities who’ve passed and I didn’t feel quite the same way. I posted a simple quote from the great orator on my Facebook;

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.

I went about my day unable to fully shake the feeling I’d had this morning. I ate my lunch. I talked to my partner. I crossed tasks off my to-do list. Nothing was out of the ordinary. My work day ended at 6 and as I walked…

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