I love this Maya Angelou quote. I live by it and refer to it often. It’s simple yet profound. So many people take for granted the things others (particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds) don’t know. Most people assume everyone knows the things they know and then judge others for their ignorance. This mentality frustrates me and is a driving force behind my work with the girls at MEP. I want to provide them with information and knowledge that will allow them to know better – and do better.
In 2007 I had the privilege of hearing Maya Angelou speak at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. My friend and I were in the nose bleed seats but Maya had such presence that it could have been the three of us in a room. I left feeling inspired and ready to take on the world – I hold on to those feelings.
June is going to be a VERY busy month for us so I’m glad that this weekend will be low key. We’re going to Corktown Home and Garden Tour on Sunday. Corktown is one of my favorite Detroit neighborhoods (it’s the Irish in me) and I hope the weather is agreeable. Otherwise, I imagine we’ll see the Hakalas and B this weekend too.
P.S. The wise words of a grand woman