Love liberates

Maya Angelou, speaking on what her mother told her when she left at 17 years old, to live on her own:

“Mama said, ‘Alright. Remember this: when you step over my doorsill you’ve been raised. You know the difference between write and wrong. Do right. Don’t let anybody raise you and make you change. And remember this: you can always come home’. I went home every time life slammed me down and made me call it ‘Uncle’. I went home with my baby. My mother never once acted like, ‘I told you so.’ She said, ‘Oh, Baby’s home! My darlin’, Mama’s gonna cook you something!’
Love. She liberated me to life. She continued to do that…
<font size="2" Love liberates, it doesn’t bind. It says, ‘I love you. I love you if you’re in China. I love you if you are across town. I love you if your are in Harlem. I love you! I would like to be near you. I’d like to have your arms around me. I’d like to have your voice in my ear, but that’s not possible now, so go. I love you!’ “

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