recent conversation with one of my u14 soccer players:
“I go to an [redacted...] school, so there always seems to be a lot of drama.”
“Drama about what?”
“These days it always seems to originate from something that somebody tweeted or posted.”
on the other hand…
while I come across as ever so optimistic, I tend to be cynical about a lot of things. however, I’m always looking for good. it’s around here, somewhere.
but let me tell you about author Maya Angelou. this is somebody that no matter how much we pick her apart, she still has integrity. Angelou was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. and, now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate.
Angelou also inspired Beyonce when she created a fragrance. read about that, here: Beyoncé’s New Fragrance Was Inspired by Maya Angelou and Smells Like Overcoming Adversity
I’ll also note, here that Beyonce just turned the music industry on it’s collective ear by launching her latest album on iTunes while disdaining the typical industry hoopla. she let her genuine fans light the beacon. you can read a bit more about that, here: No stunt: Beyonce’s sneak attack on the music industry resets the rules
it goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience.
I coached a kid for a couple of years named AC. she once told me:
“we gotta use our super powers for good.”
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork
NOTE: Maya Angelou is an American author and poet. She has published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years.
I coach girls in soccer becuase they have more worth than they can imagine today and I want them to be part of something special they won’t be able to fully describe until they have children of their own.