10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Profound. Vital. Emotional. Force. Powerful. Presence. Intelligence. Voice. Spirit. YES.

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.

~ Maya Angelou

Photo by Beverly Zuerlein, Moon and Back Photography | Bull moose at Warm Springs, near Antelope Flats, Wyoming

A MOMENT OF SPLENDOR

The horizon leans forward,
Offering you space to place new steps of change.
Here, on the pulse of this fine day
You may have the courage
To look up and out upon me, the
Rock, the River, the Tree, your country.

~ Maya Angelou

Photo by Brian Gardner | Gargantua Harbour is located within the Lake Superior Provincial Park, between Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa, Ontario

 

Gargantua Harbour

Phenomenal Woman

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Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. ~ Maya Angelou

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Photo by Steve Corey | Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California

Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. ~ Maya Angelou

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Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. ~ Maya Angelou 

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Maya

 

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free. 
― Maya Angelou

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