5.28.2014

a legend passes...

So very sad that Maya Angelou has passed away. My brush with her happened in 2000, while I was attending a conference for teachers in Washington, DC. The conference hadn't begun and several of us were in the hotel lobby having coffee when her entourage accompanied her into the lobby. After a few minutes, our fluttery behavior slipped back to normal behavior and our conversations comparing schools and work loads resumed. She apparently overheard some of what we were talking about and came over to our table to praise us for being educators. She made eye contact with each of us and inquired about our conference, and talked about what an important profession teaching is. Some of the people at the table didn't know who she was. I always regret that I didn't have a camera with me.

3 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

That would have been awesome. I think she was an amazing woman and some of my favorite quotes belong to her!!

Simone Young said...

This is a great story. I wanted to write about her too but I just felt too sad.

catskillblogger said...

That is amazing. What a story to have.