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Maya Angelou Dies at Age 86
She put it in broader terms:
"I am a writer. Every writer is his or her books. Just as every singer is the song, while you're doing it. The dancer is the dance."
originally posted by: Margana
An amazing human being has passed away. I weep for humanity as we have lost a person who we should be modeling ourselves after, not celebrities. I can only hope that in her death, more people will strive to want to be like her. I hope we never forget Maya Angelou.
Angelou also emerged very late in life as an off-hand supporter of the right to bear arms.
In a 2013 interview [...] she recounted how she used a gun for home defense:
Did you inherit your mother’s fondness for guns?
I like to have guns around. I don’t like to carry them.
Have you ever fired your weapon?
I was in my house in North Carolina. It was fall. I heard someone walking on the leaves. And somebody actually turned the knob. So I said, “Stand four feet back because I’m going to shoot now!” Boom! Boom! The police came by and said, “Ms. Angelou, the shots came from inside the house.” I said, “Well, I don’t know how that happened.”