“Maya Angelou died today.” The cashier said.
I’d heard that already, actually. I had been listening to NPR on my way to work, and they’d been talking about it. I had stopped and pulled into a convenience store to get my Diet Dr Pepper for the morning.
“Yeah, I heard.” I agreed.
“She left quite a legacy, though.”
It wasn’t until I’d left the store that the full impact of Maya’s life and work hit me. I had just bought a soda from a convenience store, and the cashier and I had conversed about a poet. Not about the weather, or complaining about a country song on the radio or politics, but about a poet.
Maya Angelou died today.
Or, maybe, I should say, “Maya Angelou lives today”
Mark has a lifelong testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormon Church). Mark also has other sites and blogs, including MarkHansenMusic.com and his Dutch Oven blog.