Sing Your Song
A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Love me some Maya! Back in high school, sitting in Ms Ray’s 9th grade English class is where I first encountered Ms Angelou.
Now understand Ms Ray was not one of my favorite teachers. In my teenage mind she was someone trying to make me conform to what she saw as important in the world. And I wasn’t having it. You see I wasn’t always the sweetness you know now, 😇. Anyway one day Ms Ray gave us, the class, a list of suggested books to read. On the list was Maya Angelou’s, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Because the title seemed odd I was intrigued. I chose it and read it.
That book was a game changer, life changing even. At age 14 it gave me such an insight into the world, living life, making choices, rising above circumstance, deciding to stay or not,
navigating critical circumstances. Human character, deceit, betrayal, ignorance, and yes love. Yep Maya became my mentor, my sistah of the heart.
Now regarding her statement about birds, songs, and singing; here’s what I believe Maya is saying: You don’t have to have all the answers to get started. Just start. Go ahead and sing!
What’s your song?
Are you a beautiful bird needing to break from your cage? Are you ready to soar among eagles? Or are you playing it safe and remaining in the confines of your familiar spaces? This is a challenge, break free, I dare you. Click now, break free.
PS. I later gained a genuine appreciation for Ms Ray.
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