Maya Angelou in a 2006 talk with Dave Chappelle on the Sundance Channel’s Iconoclasts series.
and the night,
the night is yours alone,
when you’re sure you’ve had enough
of this life,
well hang on.
Don’t let yourself go,
‘cause everybody cries,
and everybody hurts
[inhales] [exhales] [looks out into the sunset] the sweet smell of not being in high school
[remembers that i have no idea what i want to do for my future] [continues to stare out into the sunset] shit
Do you ever have that one line in a song that just means the world to you and has this deeper meaning that you feel just explains everything and then your friends listen to it and are just like that’s cool but you’re like NO THAT LINE IS JUST EVERYTHING HOW DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND and you realize just how much music means to you