Wednesday, May 28, 2014

meeting Maya

I've learned that people will forget what you said, 
people will forget what you did, but people
will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou
(1928-2014)
When she was in the fifth grade, Italia was selected to read her poem aloud to Maya Angelou when the majestic poet visited Charlotte. The weeknight field trip was for a handful of elementary school poets and their teacher, and involved a backstage visit at the Blumenthal Center. It was a wonderful time, especially when Ms. Angelou said, "your name is very beautiful." Italia will never forget how that made her feel.

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