Poet Maya Angelou smiles at an event in Washington in 2008. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Maya Angelou, the great poet who passed today, held a strong bond with the skies.

Her words:

If God put the rainbows right in the clouds themselves, each one of us in the direst and dullest and most dreaded and dreary moments can see a possibility of hope. Each one of us has the chance to be a rainbow in somebody’s cloud.

Rainbow in Norfolk, Colorado. May 27, 2014. (Victor Gensini, @gensiniwx)

In the video below she speaks of having had rainbows in her clouds (alluding to sources of inspiration in difficult times) while encouraging all of us “to be a rainbow in somebody else’s…”


RIP, Maya Angelou.