She spoke without hesitation or reservations, revealing the truths in her life as she saw them. She was real, she was genuine, she was a gift to the world.
She will be missed.
Maya passed away this morning at the age of 86.
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For as public a voice as she was, she was a private person in every other aspect of her life.
She was one of the most prolific creators of content in the past hundred years, with poems, books, acting credits and more. There is a vast library of her work left behind in the wake of her passing.
The thing that struck me immediately upon learning of her death is that there will be no more of her words to be shared with the world. She will have no more observations about the events that occur. We will no longer be able to look to her for wisdom in the moments when we crave it the most. Fortunately, she's left us all with a tremendous legacy, woven with the intricate beauty of words she pieced together.
Rest now, Maya.
Thank you for sharing so much with us all.
It seems appropriate to end this with her own words, words that ring true certainly in her life and in her death.