Almost 40 years since this poem was first published, and it’s still so relevant today. Maya Angelou’s introduction in this reciting offers me comfort. The nobleness of the human spirit does go on, continues to rise each and every day.
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“Ahead of her lies the hippogriff and the golden snitch and the time-turner and a sprawling, dazzling world where girls are the smartest, the strangest people make the best friends, and you can’t judge someone until you see what they have seen. She will be reminded that no one gets through life alone, and children carry the strength inside them to right the world. I hope she will remember that she has carried a bit of that magic with her, all this time.” – Kelley Benham French, the child’s mother.
“I crave so much more than just a physical connection. I crave words and depth. I crave who you are and where you came from, your desires and fears. I yearn to know every inch of you beyond the surface.” —Author Unknown