i was introduced to the works of ms. angelou as a child and have always looked to her as a source of inspiration.
she defied all odds - a childhood victim of rape who later performed at strip clubs to support herself and her child went on to become a legend in every sense of the word.
a singer, dancer, professor, emmy-nominated actress and nobel laureate, her talent knew no bounds.
like many, i will mourn her passing but i can't help but think of chuck palahniuk's words:
"we all die.
the goal isn't to live forever.
the goal is to create something that will."
in honor of this extraordinary woman, i'd like to dedicate this week's "wise word wednesday" to dr. maya angelou.
may she rest in paradise.