joi, 29 mai 2014

La Apus. At Sunset. (In memoriam: Maya Angelou)

  "Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God."*

In memoriam: Maya Angelou (Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

"The idea of overcoming is always fascinating to me. It's fascinating because few of us realize how much energy we have expended just to be here today. I don't think we give ourselves enough credit for the overcoming."*

        "I agreed a long time ago, I would not live at any cost. If I am moved or forced away from what I think is the right thing, I will not do it. Yes, you must be agile and willing, but if one is being asked to contradict, you must remember there is different in manner, but not different in meaning."*

         "Let the brain go to work, let it meet the heart and you will be able to forgive."*

   "The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination."*

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"Muntenia; Buzau County, Subcarphatian Landscapes & Views. Road at sunset."

         "Am învăţat că oamenii or să uite ce ai spus, or să uite ce ai făcut, însă nu or să uite niciodată felul în care i-ai făcut să se simtă".*

        "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."*

From Interview for Beautifully Said Magazine (2012):

"I would encourage women to read, read, and read! Read aloud! You really need to read so you can hear how the language sounds, hear the melodies, the music, the rhythm of the languages. I would encourage women to go back to the 19th century and read the poetry of women, of African American, White American, Asian, and Spanish women. Read the poetry and read it aloud…read it to your daughters, encourage them to read it… to your nieces…Yes! Then you can really begin to see, “Somebody has been here before me, somebody has felt like I feel, someone has been lonely before me.”

NB* Source of poem, quotes & excerpts from internet:

Maya Angelou’s Official Site & FB page Maya Angelou

"Thursday, May 28, 2014" 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."

"Lying, thinking

Last night
How to find my soul a home
Where water is not thirsty
And bread loaf is not stone
I came up with one thing
And I don't believe I'm wrong
That nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

There are some millionaires
With money they can't use
Their wives run round like banshees
Their children sing the blues
They've got expensive doctors
To cure their hearts of stone.
But nobody
No, nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Now if you listen closely
I'll tell you what I know
Storm clouds are gathering
The wind is gonna blow
The race of man is suffering
And I can hear the moan,
'Cause nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone."

12 comentarii:

  1. What beautiful pictures, which skies so wonderful!

  2. Hi Alexa,

    I so enjoyed your stunning photos today of the beautiful landscape that you are blessed to have surrounding you. Maya Angelou's words of wisdom and inspiration are the perfect complement to your images today. Thank you for sharing her unique observations and spirit.

    Have a lovely weekend!


    1. Have a lovely weekend, too! Maya Angelou will remain as a true inspiration! Toate cele bune! All the best!

  3. This is such a beautiful tribute to a great woman.... Thank you.... Michelle

  4. Heisann!
    Great words, poem and photos, the theme and memorial are astonishing,
    have a nice weekend!

    1. Thank you kindly for your thought! Have a nice weekend, too!

  5. This is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman.


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