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Calling Us Higher

At Dr. Maya Angelou’s memorial service, First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech blew my mind. Oprah’s words were phenomenal. Ms. Tyson's reflections were heartwarming. Lee Ann Womack sang my favorite song, “I Hope You Dance”. Valerie Simpson made me want to shout for joy. But it was something that former President Bill Clinton said that shook something in me. He was talking about her life and all that she had done. All of her books, poems and accolades. She worked with civil rights giants including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He went on and on and then he said, “On her 40th birthday Dr. King was assassinated.” I thought, to myself, “Dear God, she had done all of that by 40.”

I'm 44, I'm behind… LOL. I got so inspired. Her life was such an example to all that you can achieve, whatever you'd like, no matter where you came from. Sitting in that chapel I could hear her voice on my phone as it had been many times. The conversation would always start with "Hello you brilliant man". She made me light up and feel like I could do anything. That was her gift to us all. And above the beauty of the celebration of her life yesterday, more than anything in that room, what I felt most was her life calling us all higher.

God, thank you for allowing us to have shared this planet with Dr. Maya Angelou.

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  • Miss.Ada Grant Thompson Plymouth, Minnesota

    Hello Mr. Perry How are you and your crew? I am doing just fine. It would be nice if you would send me a E - mail. That is if you find sometime to send it . I know that you must be really busy this summer I can understand. Time just gets away from us and there are so many things to do in 24 hours, do you here me. Well peace my brother and I hope to here from you soon. Love ya baby Ada G Thompson.

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  • Dianne Dixon Bloomington, IL

    Hey Boo: This is your fiancé' have not heard from you in a minute give me a holla so I can know all is good. Love ya much Dianne aka-Lady Di

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  • rw Warren, MI

    July 19, 2014 Dear Mr. Perry: I'm just sending you a note to say that I hope you will post additional comments on this site for your fans' response. You have not posted anything since writing about Dr. Maya Angelou, and we miss hearing from you. In other news, as you would say, "Do you know what ticks me off?" I hate reading in the media ridiculous set-ups that people try who are endlessly jealous of you and your success. For the most recent challenge proposed, this is the argument you can make against it: the Federal Government accepts the lowest bids for contracting goods or services, and your bid for the studio provisions was the most economical given our current bugetary situation in the U.S., which is the reason why it was selected by the Federal Government, who requested an opportunity to partner with you. They are at liberty to select their own collaborators. I am not a legal attorney and this is not legal advice, but the resolution is a logical, rational, and sensible one. As always, love to you, rw P.S. "No weapon formed against you shall prosper!"

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  • Ms. Proverbs NC

    Tyler...... you shouldn't have but I'm so glad you did...LOL!! Oh me oh my (o-o) very nice picture Tyler with your 'Tall and Handsome Self" Lawd I'm going Nighty Night because my thoughts are running a marathon "RIGHT NOW"and I already deal with hot flashes sometimes...LOL! Tyler, I'm gonna get you...Tyler you do know that you are something else, right? :-) :-) Pray my Screnf Da Lawd...puh-leeeze okkkk. Whew! LOL! Nighty Night Sweet Dreamzzzzz. Ms. Proverbs..

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    • Ms. Proverbs NC #1979442

      Hi there Tyler, Congratulations on your new drama show!!! I'm sure that it will do very well :-) :-) Can't wait to see it!!! May God continue to bless you in all that you do. Tyler, keep allowing God to use your gifts that he has placed within you. Keep allowing God to work thru you no matter what people say. Some folks "just ain't gonna get it" but there are those that will get it. In other words, God is working thru you in his own way not man's way. I know that you are filled with the Holy Ghost and can hear the voice of God speaking to you guiding and ordering your steps. Tyler, over the years within this film industry I know you have encountered all types of people who constantly voice their opinions; but Thank God he has blessed you to be mature enough to rise above the negativity. You Go Tyler!! To God be the Glory!! Keep listening to that still small voice that brings inner peace within yourself leading, guiding and ordering your steps. Tyler, truly you are an amazing man who has a good heart and is Tall and Handsome...LOL!!! You knew I was gonna say this...LOL!! God Bless You...Hope you are getting plenty of rest okkkkk..Nighty Night Sweet Dreamzzzzzz. Ms. Proverbs

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    Hello?

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  • M.H

    And to think... I shaved my arm Pitts! Oh no, I want freedom that's the only way to get through what I'm going through. I shaved for you! Well, I thought it was you. Fly higher and don't forget your powder. I love you, perry! We are so twins. Only you will understand me . Only you. Aqua Windows:-)

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  • M.H

    Typo: Date...

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  • M.H

    And thanks for the day cause I'm full.

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  • M.H

    Maya Angelou was a wonderful woman to be honest I'm just learning this. I'm sorry but I have been out there making something happen for humanity. I was knocked down though but still I raised up and for my hard work I signed an contract that was never cashed . Your studio promised and I'm holding on to it with the cards. I'm a loving mother with one dream for us all comfortably survive. Well, I came on time and I did too. To prove it... Justin at the bottom is me. And that's the truth. I love you and have a great day. Another embarrassing moment by M.H. Live you learn. Ttyl

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  • M.H

    I care about people feelings,hopes, and dreams. In the popular comments your name is there,is that you cause I care. I can tell you that M.H over there the two comments is me. Here I am talking now it's your turn to talk to me.

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  • M.H

    Hello Perry, You already know my life and we know yours but, one thing I'm not sure of... One, is today our day for you to talk to us or somebody pretended to be you to give us false hope. I want to know,please.

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  • Justin

    Hi Mr.Perry, I would love to talk to you right now bout my life. Are you ready?

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