The Loss of a Phenomenal Woman

Diva Nina Writes

My heaImagert dropped at hearing of the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou.  Death is imminent but it always comes as a surprise when it is someone of high esteem and reputation; a person celebrated through the media for their talent and gift.  I never had the opportunity to hear or meet Dr. Angelou in person, only knew of her work through her poems and acting. But there was a familiarity, like I knew her.  Maybe it was watching her in Roots when I was a young impressionable girl trying to understand what was happening in the movie.  I remember my mother proudly saying the character was being played by Dr. Maya Angelou. Or as a wounded young woman receiving the solemn wisdom Dr. Angelou’s character imparted as an elder in a Tyler Perry Madea movie a few years back. Dr. Angelou embodied many of the characteristics of a loving…

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