I also wear a hat or a very tightly pulled head tie when I write. I suppose I hope by doing that I will keep my brains from seeping out of my scalp and running in great gray blobs down my neck, into my ears, and over my face. – Maya Angelou
If she wore hats while writing, I would consider doing the same. However, it wouldn’t be genuine because I don’t like hats that much. She found her way so I think I can find mine.
I will miss Maya Angelou although I didn’t know her personally. She was an inspiration to me and millions of others. I was lucky enough to hear her speak twice. Both speaking events were amazing experiences that cannot be replaced. Even if I could, I wouldn’t sell the memories for any amount of money.
Her speech would have made a difference in my life whether I was a writer or not. She made a difference in helping others recognize their self-worth. When I saw her, I was a young woman so I desperately needed that guidance.
The poem, “Still I Rise,” is one of my favorite poems.