Monday, February 05, 2007

Dancin’ With Them What Took You Up

This is just one more reason why I love Maya Angelou and why I’m sad to know Molly Ivins has died. Dr. Angelou's tribute to Ms. Ivins is, simply put, lovely.

To say “rest in peace, Molly Ivins” is nothing short of wishful thinking. If Molly Ivins is who she is, she’s up there right now giving God the what for. No doubt, He’s likely wishing He hadn’t taken her, because no doubt she’s given Him an earful on everything from the inane (like menstruation and hormones and breast cancer) to the urgent (like making a better human and giving them wiser brains and discernment and an abundance of love and acceptance and humility and doing away with stupidity and hate and ego.)

Whether you liked her or not, Molly Ivins was one of a kind. She knew a fraud when she saw it. As they say in Texas, she didn’t let the grass grow around her feet. Rest in uproar and outspokenness, Molly Ivins.


Sideon said...

A wonderful tribute.

"Rest in uproar and outspokenness" indeed.

I cannot tell you how thrilled I was when she wrote back personally for the email I'd sent when she'd ripped GWB a new one during the 2000-2000 campaign.

Mary Ellen said...

That Texas could produce women like Ann Richards and Molly Ivins was one of the reasons I felt I could move there and survive.