In this chapter of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, Maya's grandmother, "Mama", receives a compliment from their neighbor about the clothes she makes for her grandchildren. Mama was overtaken by the praise and commenced to showing off just how much talent she had, from the inside out!
Reading this passage I too was excited, excited about visualizing this unexpected opportunity for Mama to share her talent and perhaps her passion with someone. Her everyday was another person's wonder. What came natural to Mama was recognized as a great skill and art by someone else. How nice that must have felt.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou a classic read, likely required in secondary curriculum. I'm almost certain, though, that this is my first time reading it. After watching the documentary, Maya Angelou And Still I Rise, I had to buy the book, and glad I did. I'm intrigued by her journey and story. The poetic and humorous way in which Ms. Angelou tells her story is captivating whether you're in high school or you're 36 years young!
Kudos to the amazing author, poet, visionary, artist, activist and icon.. for her timeless words and many talents.
Artist of the BEAUTIFUL portrait: S. T. Robinson
P.S. Still reading Draw the Circle - The 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson. If all continues to go as planned I'll read the last chapter, 40, on the first day of the new year.