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A Serious Business

May 28, 2014

Serious Business

My favorite Maya Angelou anecdote is about when she was young and an aspiring singer actress. Billie Holiday watched one of her performances and later offered this impression: “You will become famous, but it won’t be for your singing.” Perhaps, we have Billie Holiday to thank for the words that came soon after.

In any case, this is the kind of life Maya Angelou lived–legendary. She was a lot of things and small wasn’t one of them.

Traveling mercies to Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

One Comment
  1. May 28, 2014 3:22 pm

    Thanks for this quote. It is incredibly helpful for today and for thinking about Angelou.
    Rememberance is hard and words matter so much.

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