Em’s Extras: Thank you Maya

Dear All, thank you for being here. I am deeply sorry I have been so inconsistent with the blog lately, in the words of Dr. Maya Angelou: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” This quote describes my exact feelings for the past weeks. In between many scribbles, half-done poems, and ideas, I had a sense of agony. One that came from the feeling that I have an untold story within me. Ironically, that feeling also came with a lack of inspiration. 

Between the scribbles and poems and the agony of untold stories and Hondurassickness (the equivalent of homesick), I found these old podcasts of conversations between Maya Angelou and Oprah. 

Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights, activist. Fair to say, her poems Still I Rise, and Phenomenal Woman are two of my all-time favorites. 

These podcasts were a sublime combination of a reality check, an inspirational snack, and the certitude that there are things out there, that are worth seeing, reading, and listening to. (To be honest, I have been feeling overwhelmed by social media lately).

In the words of Dr. Maya Angelou, “Nothing will work unless you do.” This quote has been my motto this week. It has been a good week so far, filled with inspiration, and definitely filled with work done. If you need it, it is yours too, because nothing will work unless we do the work.

For better days with more words in the form of blogs and the possibility of family hugs,


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