When someone like this dies I tend to spend a certain amount of time thinking about the impact that they may have had on others. In the case of Maya Angelou I can't think of someone who has had more impact on more people over a longer time. If you haven't had a chance to read her work or experience what she gave to all of us I urge you to do so. As I embark on this new chapter in my life I often think of the things that she had to endure and overcome and it gives me strength that I can do as she did and rise above and succeed not despite of my experiences but because of them. If you have time I hope you will listen to the interview linked below (you may need to copy and paste it) and then go out into the world letting your caged bird sing.