When Great Trees Fall

“And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed”

-Maya Angelou from “When Great Trees Fall”



    1. Hello- I am looking for photo credit for the photo of Maya Angelou used here. Do you happen to know the source?


      Photo Editor
      Essence Magazine


      1. thank you also for getting this out so fast – I was in shock to hear the news that day – and this post -(and 2 others that night) were a joy to me – and a reminder to me that a light did not go out with here passing – because her words live on – and shine – with us! πŸ™‚


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