Find the Mystical in the Mundane

Last week I had the good fortune to hear Maya Angelou speak at The Bushnell.

Yes…M A Y A. A N G E L O U.  Her very own name is poetry.

Despite the fact that we sat in the nosebleed section of the theater, she was positioned directly in front of me, sending energy in a direct line up to the balcony. She wore dark glasses and a long red dress and tapped her foot slowly as she read her poetry to 2,800 people:

Health-food folks around the world
Are thinned by anxious zeal,
They look for help in seafood kelp
(I count on breaded veal).

-from The Health-Food Diner

It’s hard to summarize an experience with Maya, one of the world’s most inspirational people and leaders. In the 60 minutes that she spent with us, she gave us a message…loud and clear. Some might even go so far as to say that she gave us the meaning to life: Be the rainbow in somebody’s cloud and find the mystical in the mundane and life will always be abundant.

2 Replies to “Find the Mystical in the Mundane”

  1. I also saw Maya recently and because I went by myself was able to get a seat in the 2nd row. I was memorized in her presence, and listening to her wisdom and poetry was like music to my ears. Her generous smile matches her spirit! Truely an experience I will treasure forever!

  2. I am so jealous. What an amazing lady not just for her writing but also her desire to share her story. Love the message you heard … you’ve been my rainbow more than you’ll know. See you soon!!!!

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