Today I would like to send a special birthday greeting all the way up to heaven to one of my heroes, Dr. Maya Angelou. Her words and wisdom have helped me live my best life. I am still a work in progress, but at least I know some things about life. I will continue to strive to be the best person I can be because I know better than my past and I have resolved to do better.
How ironic is it that National Poetry Month houses Dr. Angelou’s birthday? It was cosmic alignment. I would like to share one of my favorite poems by her with you today. It is called The Mask and she used it in conjunction with Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem We Wear the Mask. This poem has inspired a story from me as well. It is at the beginning stages of outline and character analysis, but I plan to push forward with it very soon.
Happy Birthday in Heaven Mama Maya…
It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. I was on Goodreads this morning and was informed that one of the ladies I have bonded with over books and writing has passed away. Gisele Walko was a fellow writer of Paranormal Romance novels. I interviewed her for my Couch Convos Feature a while back. Read it here.
Though we never met in person, Gisele was very dear to me. She read my books as a part of my beta reader group and provided wonderful feedback. She was an assistant librarian for an elementary school and was very passionate about books. I pray her husband and children find comfort that she was well loved in the indie writing community.
Though I am sad to see her life come to an end here on earth, I know her legacy will live on in the books she shared with us. If you haven’t read her work, please do so. Even if you are not a fan of Paranormal Romance, like me, you will still find the beauty in her writing.
Rest well Gisele. You will be missed.
Today’s Happy Dance is a definite banger! It takes me back to my club days, but still has a freshness about it. Here’s Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B Finesse…