Morning Glories

Last night I had the good fortune to be part of a big theater crowd in Columbus that heard Maya Angelou talk about everything from lost children to peaceful co-existence.  She spoke as she always does with poetry and compassion.  She is also funny: a thing not lost on her huge audience.  Speaking of people who are assertively religious Dr. Angelou remarked: "when I meet someone who says he’s a Christian, I say to myself, “Already?  When did you finish?"  And in turn she talked about her own daily struggle to be tolerant and good as a "practicing" Christian.  You could feel everyone in the theater just opening up as if we were all part of one immense trellis of morning glories.

Thank you, Connie, for taking me on a date and for the chance to hear a living legend!

S.K.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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