Truth tellers give us the courage to grab on to ideas and run with them. Truth tellers as in artists of all creative ilk whose talent transcend limits and rules, who tap into emotions and taboos.
One such truth teller was poet and author Maya Angelou. Grab on, she seemed to say in her writing, to everyday moments, past and present, no matter how painful. Want more than okay in your heart? Grab life with both hands.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. – Maya Angelou
Can we make full use of life without grabbing on to what’s been dealt to us by life, good or bad? Without revealing our hidden pains along with joys, not because what we have to say is better, but because we have something to say? Something that might scorch our hearts if silenced.
A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. – Maya Angelou
For moments big and small, for a chance at happiness and wholeness, we grab on with both hands and to hell with consequences.
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. – Maya Angelou
Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. – Maya Angelou