- Posted May 29, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
After she had completed her lecture (when I came to my senses, I realized was a selfish moment for me), I hurried to the stage, and tried to get her a letter I had written to her, of course she was not feeling well, what was I thinking?
Evidently out of the 2000 people at the lecture, my non-stop crying drew the attention, of a reporter from the local newspaper and he interviewed me after her appearance. Here is the excerpt from the paper:
Angelou at Earlham: 'Light up someone's path'
Lecture draws more than 2,000 (Brian Zimmerman)
“Trish Crowe of New Castle said she was in tears throughout Angelou's speech. She called out "We love you" following Angelou's medical episode, a cry that received an "I love you" back.
"One of the reasons I started enjoying poetry was because of her," Crowe said. "I was mesmerized. She's a brilliant, brilliant person.
"I have met President (Barack) Obama, President (Bill) Clinton, and shaken their hands," she said. "I would have been more honored to just have been able to shake her hand tonight”
The chance to meet her has passed, but not the chance for her to live on through sharing her beauty, her words, and her light to anyone willing to take it in and appreciate it.