wcw – the desire for a noble country

“I believe that there lives a burning desire in the most sequestered private heart of every American, a desire to belong to a great country.  I believe that every citizen wants to stand on the world stage and represent a noble country where the mighty do not always crush the weak and the dream of a democracy is not the sole possession of the strong.” 

– Maya Angelou

wcw – the magnolia’s innocence

 

“I am convinced that most people do not grow up…We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up.  I think what we do is mostly grow old.  We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.” 

–  Maya Angelou