Scarf, Maya Angelou and Martin Luther King

04 Apr

I needed to have a golden yellow scarf for today for the funeral of our choir member who died in March. He was a staunch Cornishman and wanted us to wear black and golden yellow, Cornish colours, and yesterday I found this beauty, yellow gold with purple, white and green – just perfect. It was a beautiful Ceremony, full of singing  and joy as well as some tears, a real celebration of a life well lived.

My new scarf for Paul’s Ceremony

Maya Angelou was born on this day in 1928 and as I may not still be writing my blog in 10 years to celebrate her Centenary, here I give you another of her beauties, ‘Come, and be my Baby.’ You can find her wonderful ‘Still I Rise’ poem here.
Come, and be my Baby
The highway is full of big cars
going nowhere fast
And folks is smoking anything that’ll burn
Some people wrap their lies around a cocktail glass
And you sit wondering
where you’re going to turn
I got it.
Come. And be my baby.
Some prophets say the world is gonna end tomorrow
But others say we’ve got a week or two
The paper is full of every kind of blooming horror
And you sit wondering
What you’re gonna do.
I got it.
Come. And be my baby.
It is 50 years ago on this date that Martin Luther king was assassinated. To mark this occasion, the 5pm news programme on BBC Radio 4 played part of his I have a Dream speech that I had never heard before. MLK explains, in wonderful rhetoric, what would have happened or not happened if he had sneezed after being stabbed some years before. Do have a listen.

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11 responses to “Scarf, Maya Angelou and Martin Luther King

  1. niasunset

    April 6, 2018 at 10:56 am

    so beautiful. Thank you dear Saly, have a nice day and weekend, Love,nia

  2. Our Growing Paynes

    April 5, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    What a beautiful idea using those colours. Beautiful post.

  3. grandfathersky

    April 5, 2018 at 10:03 am

    In King’s up to the mountain speech, it almost feels as if he knew the end was near… love the scarf, the show of colors must have magnificent… Maya Angelou made us feel, and as she said we remember her for that!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 5, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      The show of colours was lovely – a sea of Cornish black and gold, a fitting end for a true Cornish soul. 🙂

  4. Heyjude

    April 4, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    I enjoyed listening to the Google tribute to Maya Angelou today. What a life she had.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      Me too, a fascinating biography – and to hear her reading Still I Rise – perfect. 🙂

  5. Pat Bean

    April 4, 2018 at 8:43 pm

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  6. ksbeth

    April 4, 2018 at 6:58 pm



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