Sunday, 1 February 2015

I love Maya Angelou

All six foot of her.
xxx

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  1. Ok, I know she died in May last year, but I can pretend, can't I?

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  2. A very inspirational woman …… what made you post about her today ? XXXX

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    1. I heard an old Desert Island Discs with her and Parkinson.

      That voice - after she got it back from 5 years of muteness as a child because the man who raped her was kicked to death, and she thought it was her voice which caused it - what a voice she got back.

      She was just lovely. She never inspired me - I don't think I am open to that sort of inspiration. Wrong everything.

      She said that if a 4 foot, 200 pound, Japanese Sumo wrestler made her laugh, then she would go with him, after her English husband died.

      Worth getting my legs amputated maybe? Maybe not.

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  3. He fancies her because she's tall with hair like his - a lookalike.

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    1. There is an element of truth in that. That, and the brown skin - hers, not mine, you understand.

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  4. As I write this I am aware of a mewing, baby seagull in the background and I realise it is the wrong time of year.

    Then I realise that it is my nose whistling as I breathe.

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  5. A strange and fulfilled life. She certainly let nothing stop her.

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    1. Yes, but I won't completely delete your deleted comment - it is one extra on the hit count.

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    2. Dunno why it appeared twice, but here's another for your count.

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  7. 'I know why the caged bird sings' had a profound influence on me when it was published' - she has an incredible face.
    Her spirit lives on I think.

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  8. She had a serene way about her and a voice like chocolate

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    1. Yes indeed - what a voice, and what calm, common sense spoken.

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  9. I'll never forget watching her recite "On the Pulse of Morning" at Bill Clinton's inauguration. I was mesmerized!

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    1. I'll never forget her reading selections from 'Mein Kampf' at Ronald Regan's inauguration... oh no, that was someone else.

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  10. I guess I said the wrong thing...so sorry. :(

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    1. NO! I just have a very bad sense of humour, that's all! XXX

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    2. And I can be overly sensitive. XXX

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