[ Generalna ] 29 Jun, 2014 15:44

 Bila je lepa. Crne kose i plavo-zelenih razigranih očiju. Nosila je u sebi veselje. Energiju koja se moze nositi sa svakom lepotom. Nijedna joj nije bila ravna. Nisam upoznala osobu koja je u sebi imala toliko života i radosti. Htela je sve da vidi, sve da iskusi, da joj ništa ne ostane nepoznato. Pokretala nas je. Bila je ona koja se prva nasmeje i celo društvo povuče u zabavu i smeh. Uvek nasmejana, slobodna, van svih pravila i normi; očiju koje gledaju napred, u neku novu avanturu...

 Onda je došao on. Crnog pogleda, površnih misli. Sav crn, kao i sama mu duša. Kod nas bi rekli, tipični Balkanac. Njena sušta suprotnost. Kažu i da se suprotnosti privlače. Uživala je u tome što je drugačiji, misleći da će mu baš ona dati najbolji poklon, da će mu baš ona proširiti vidike i otvoriti mu dušu za sve lepote ovog sveta. Njega je opila njena energija, lepota kojom je zračila. Uživao je isprva u njenoj jačini, povukla ga je na trenutak u svoj svet. Ali onda je njegov karakter prevladao. Vremenom mu je dosadila sva ta energija. Postala mu je iscrpljujuća. Počeo je da se hrani njom. Vezao ju je za sebe i sada je mogao da radi šta je hteo. Znao je da je nije vredan, da nikada neće biti dovoljno dobar. Zato je morao da je spusti, da je ponizi dovoljno da budu isti.

 Uskoro su počele uvrede. Razne. Ponižavanja na najgori način. Prvo je pričala o tome, nismo bile dovoljno odlučne i glasne da joj kažemo da ga ostavi, da joj milion puta ponovimo da smo uz nju i da ima svu podršku. Pogrešile smo. Prestala je da priča o uvredama, ali je on počeo da je vređa javno. Sada to svi vide. Sada ćutimo da bi nam ostala u životu. Glumimo da je sve u redu da joj ne bi zabranio da se druži s nama.

 Još uvek je lepa. Retko dolazi da se vidi s nama, ali tada se posebno sredi. To su retki izlasci koje sebi može da priušti. Ponekad se, kada uspe na trenutak da zaboravi na njega, opet nasmeje onako od srca, kao nekad. U tim trenucima joj u očima ponovo zatreperi ona vatra, stari žar se nakratko rasplamsa. Zatim ga sakrije duboko u sebi i vraća se njemu,  da bude ono što je želeo i stvorio – poniznu, površnu ženicu iz predgrađa.

[ Generalna ] 19 Jun, 2014 11:56

Loša godina. Loše je počela. Slabost, bolovi, bolnica... Prošlo je.

Loša godina. Loša i za pojedinca i za društvo. Poplave, vodena stihija, pustoš... Proći će.

Loša godina, ali borila sam se. Radila sam, puno, vredno, više nego ikad pre. Naučila toliko i izašla jača.

Loša godina, ali borićemo se. Radićemo, vredno više nego ikad pre. Pomoći ćemo onima koji su ostali bez domova.

Postala je dobra godina. Ne sama od sebe, već mojom voljom. Volja, motivacija, rad - to me je spasilo. 

[ Generalna ] 01 Jun, 2014 12:34
"Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. In Stamps, Dr. Angelou experienced the brutality of racial discrimination, but she also absorbed the unshakable faith and values of traditional African-American family, community, and culture.

As a teenager, Dr. Angelou’s love for the arts won her a scholarship to study dance and drama at San Francisco’s Labor School. At 14, she dropped out to become San Francisco’s first African-American female cable car conductor. She later finished high school, giving birth to her son, Guy, a few weeks after graduation. As a young single mother, she supported her son by working as a waitress and cook, however her passion for music, dance, performance, and poetry would soon take center stage.

In 1954 and 1955, Dr. Angelou toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. She studied modern dance with Martha Graham, danced with Alvin Ailey on television variety shows and, in 1957, recorded her first album, Calypso Lady. In 1958, she moved to New York, where she joined the Harlem Writers Guild, acted in the historic Off-Broadway production of Jean Genet's The Blacks and wrote and performed Cabaret for Freedom.

In 1960, Dr. Angelou moved to Cairo, Egypt where she served as editor of the English language weekly The Arab Observer. The next year, she moved to Ghana where she taught at the University of Ghana's School of Music and Drama, worked as feature editor for The African Review and wrote for The Ghanaian Times.

During her years abroad, Dr. Angelou read and studied voraciously, mastering French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and the West African language Fanti. While in Ghana, she met with Malcolm X and, in 1964, returned to America to help him build his new Organization of African American Unity.

Shortly after her arrival in the United States, Malcolm X was assassinated, and the organization dissolved. Soon after X's assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asked Dr. Angelou to serve as Northern Coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King's assassination, falling on her birthday in 1968, left her devastated.

With the guidance of her friend, the novelist James Baldwin, she began work on the book that would become I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Published in 1970, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published to international acclaim and enormous popular success. The list of her published verse, non-fiction, and fiction now includes more than 30 bestselling titles.

A trailblazer in film and television, Dr. Angelou wrote the screenplay and composed the score for the 1972 film Georgia, Georgia. Her script, the first by an African American woman ever to be filmed, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

She continues to appear on television and in films including the landmark television adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots (1977) and John Singleton's Poetic Justice (1993). In 1996, she directed her first feature film, Down in the Delta. In 2008, she composed poetry for and narrated the award-winning documentary The Black Candle, directed by M.K. Asante.

Dr. Angelou has served on two presidential committees, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Arts in 2000, the Lincoln Medal in 2008, and has received 3 Grammy Awards. President Clinton requested that she compose a poem to read at his inauguration in 1993. Dr. Angelou's reading of her poem "On the Pulse of the Morning" was broadcast live around the world.

Dr. Angelou has received over 50 honorary degrees and is Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.

Dr. Angelou’s words and actions continue to stir our souls, energize our bodies, liberate our minds, and heal our hearts." -Preuzeto sa mayaangelou.com

 

" I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."

"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatensthe future and renders the present inaccessible."

"It's time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."

"You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive."

"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."