Maya Angelou; Guest on Oprah Winfrey’s Podcast

I recently listened to Oprah Winfrey’s Master Class Podcast which featured guest Maya Angelou. This is what she had to say about how we can be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud:

“There is an African American song which is so great and it goes like this….’When it looks like the sun wasn’t going to shine anymore, God put a rainbow in the clouds.’ I’ve had so many rainbows in my clouds. I had a lot of clouds, but I have had so many rainbows. And one of the things I do when I step up on stage, when I go to teach my classes, when I go direct a movie; I bring everyone who has ever been kind to me, with me – black, white, Asian, Spanish, Native American, gay, straight – everybody. Come with me – I need you now.  I don’t ever feel I have no help. I’ve had rainbows in my clouds. And it seems to me, the thing to do is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you, who may not call God the same name you call God, they many not eat the same dishes prepared as you do, they may not dance your dances, speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think.”

What a wonderful sentiment; to be rainbow in someone else’s cloud. To listen to the podcast (it was awesome!):

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