I met Maya Angelou once at a dinner theatre in Delaware of all places. She was doing a reading and I was trying to recruit her for a small film project I was working on. She graciously took a moment to talk to me about the project but let me know in no uncertain terms that she was way too busy to get involved. I didn’t care, though. It was nice to have met her in person and to have made a small connection with a brilliant and beautiful mind. She was a “phenomenal woman.” Her light has gone out, but her words shine on.