|Maya Angelou - photo from her website.|
I have long admired her poetry, have read some (not all) of her autobiographical stories, and hung on her words whenever I caught her in an interview with one of her greatest admirers, Oprah Winfrey.
She blessed many with her life and work; she continues to bless us with her legacy.
All my work, my life, everything I do is about survival, not just bare, awful, plodding survival, but survival with grace and faith. While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated. - Maya Angelou*
*from Order Out of Chaos: The Autobiographical Works of Maya Angelou, by McPherson, Dolly A., Peter Lang Publishing, New York, 1990; pp. 10 - 11.