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I have no idea how many people actually read my blog. For those who were reading it, and interested in my sharing of my thoughts, experiences, insights, etc. – I apologize to you for the lengthy absence of new material here. My silence was not planned, and it has not felt voluntary. I have not written in a while, because I’ve been going through a very difficult time of back-to-back blows to my spirit and body – what the “old folks” in my youth would call “times of hard trials and tribulations;” times that test one’s faith and, pretty much, force one to stop, be still, and get back in touch one’s core beliefs about God.
Along with people, around the world, I am deeply moved by the passing of America’s poet laureate, Dr. Maya Angelou. I am grateful that we live in an age where visual images of her, the sound of her voice, and most importantly, her elegant words and the wealth of wisdom contained therein are preserved and remain easily accessible. Maya Angelou shared her soul with the world and, in so doing, left it better for her having spent time here. I can think of no greater accomplishment to which to aspire than that. In tribute to her, and for your enrichment, I devote the remainder of this space to her words:
“I believe that each of us comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory.”
“When you get, give. When you learn, teach.”
“Love heals. Heals and liberates.”
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”