Dr. Justine Love Reflects on the Loss of Dr. Maya Angelou

By: Justine Love
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(Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

I’m sitting at my desk and am overwhelmed at the loss of America’s academic and creative poet laureate Dr. Maya Angelou.

In the midst of all the manure that we face in our personal space, workplace and lifetime, I always found comfort in Dr. Maya Angelou’s work “On the Pulse of Morning” and “Phenomenal Woman.”

When I doubt myself, I would reach out for her pearls of wisdom.  In the darkest moments of my life, I found peace in “On the Pulse of Morning.”

PHOTOS: The Life of Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou’s gifts to us were just poetic prose but life lessons of perseverance, strength, tolerance, self-love and service to others. Treasures are things to admire and embrace and one should always stop to engulf themselves in the treasure.

Dr. Maya Angelou, thank you in advance for always renewing me and teaching me how to be a tree with strong limbs and roots firmly planted.

Life is like a train with two passengers at each window pane, looking out and acknowledging those things you see on the ride. Why?  Because life is so short of a ride.

Peace to you.

Dr. Justine Love.

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