Timeless wisdom from the great Maya Angelou

Presaging her timeless wisdom on home and belonging penned 35 years later, Angelou once again returns to the subject of freedom:

You only are free when you realize you belong no place - you belong every place - no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.

When Moyers asks Angelou what wisdom she’d share with a hypothetical young daughter — a question that would sprout the wonderful Letter to My Daughtermore than three decades later — she offers:

I would say you might encounter many defeats but you must never be defeated, ever. In fact, it might even be necessary to confront defeat. It might be necessary, to get over it, all the way through it, and go on. I would teach her to laugh a lot. Laugh a lot at the — and the silliest things and be very, very serious. I’d teach her to love life, I can bet you that.

Say no to war!
An in the moment song

Will I wake up in the morning
To find ruins of the shelter in a total of eclipse
And our brothers and our sisters lying dead before the water
That was poisoned by the beast
Guess, the time machine is working
As we’re travelling back to hell
In the morning
What fill I find in the morning?
Breaking dawn,
And we are calling!
Can’t you hear us calling?
We don’t want no war!