Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Two Sentence Tuesday

Two Line Tuesday is super busy today. Last night I was blessed to see Maya Angelou speak. When she walked on the stage, I got chills. The venue was packed, and every single person there stood and applauded. Ms. Angelou spoke, sang, laughed, cracked jokes and lit up the arena with her beautiful smile. It was a once in a lifetime experience that I will hold dear. I was able to share that with my hubby and my mother, and ran into a few friends while there.

Maya Angelou is a powerful speaker, beautiful woman and true talent. She spoke last night about rainbows in the clouds. Every part of your life is filled with rainbows of people who love you, care for you and want to help you. She ended with advice for all of us to become rainbows for someone else.

I won’t lie to you. Hearing her speak made me tear up. This woman who at 16 was an unmarried, pregnant, six foot tall black woman in the south, never let go of her dreams and look what she’s become…

So, for my last two lines read, I give you en excerpt of Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

What sets one Southern town apart from another, or from a Northern town or hamlet, or city high-rise? The answer must be the experience shared between the unknowing majority (it) and the knowing minority (you).

My last two are edits of a piece I am getting ready for submission:

So, he walked and searched and screamed wordlessly at the night, anguish coated the sound. He’d find the murdering bastard, then he’d take care of the source of his torment.

And a quick update. Tonight is our DFPS Home Study. I’m a nervous wreck, but I think we will do okay. Listening to Maya Angelou last night and a lot of Mozart today has helped me relax a little.

I hope everyone has a great day and for more Two Line Tuesdays head on over to the Women of Mystery.


Leah J. Utas said...

Very evocative wording.

Clare2e said...

Nice sentences, Crystal, and it's a rare privilege to get to hear your heroes tell their stories in person.

Travis Erwin said...

Twas a great evening and nice to finally meet Rusty.

Barbara Martin said...

Your character is out for blood it appears. Wonderful way to word your sentences, Crystal.

David Cranmer said...

Seeing Maya Angelou speak must have been a fantastic experience.

Anguish and torment are wonderfully descriptive words. Looking forward to reading your finished project.

Jennifer said...

Love your blog, Crystal! I'll definitely be back. I saw Maya Angelou in Canyon, too, and she was mesmerizing. She radiated beauty, wisdom, and a passion for life. Her story also made me tear up!