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Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Loving Farewell to Maya Angelou





April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014

My heart is aching, aching over the departure of Maya Angelou. We have lost one of the most extraordinary icons of our times, poet, writer, performer, filmmaker, social and political activist, but most of all a beloved, inspiring woman whose words, rich resounding voice in song and word, will guide and comfort young and old alike for generations to come. 

I rejoice in Maya's life, her immense courage to share her dark as well as her illuminating experiences. A woman of infinite dignity, inner strength and sheer beauty. A towering figure, yet so humble and accessible. I had the honor of hearing her speak in person on numerous occasions and of briefly holding her hand as I placed a folder in her care on the Polaris Project, leading anti-modern day slavery organization. My eyes were still veiled with tears from hearing her sing, "This little light of mine..." . I carry her voice within me, her hymn to life and the warmth of her touch will never fade. I love you Maya. 


This little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine
Oh, this little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine
Hallelujah
This little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine


Ev'ry where I go

I'm going to let it shine
Oh, ev'ry where I go
I'm going to let it shine
Hallelujah
Ev'ry where I go
I'm going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine



All in my house

I'm going to let it shine
Oh, all in my house
I'm going to let it shine
Hallelujah
All in my house
I'm going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine



I'm not going to make it shine

I'm just going to let it shine
I'm not going to make it shine
I'm just going to let it shine
Hallelujah
I'm not going to make it shine
I'm just going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine



Out in the dark

I'm going to let it shine
Oh, out in the dark
I'm going to let it shine
Hallelujah
Out in the dark
I'm going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine



Who are you lighting the way through darkness for?


http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/Listen-Dr-Maya-Angelou-Recites-Her-Poem-Phenomenal-Woman-Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHvTWvKIPHo

With much love to the one and only, incomparable Maya. May she bring light into your lives as she has into mine for past, and I trust, many decades yet to come.

Mei-Mei

1 comment:

J.Y. said...

Yes, I was so sad to hear this news about Maya Angelou. Thank you for your beautiful tribute, Mei Mei.