All Oprah Winfrey wanted to do was honor her late friend Maya Angelou on what would have been the legendary poet's 91st birthday, but folks just wouldn't let her be great. Earlier today, Oprah shared a tender photo of herself with Angelou. The two ladies were enjoying a laugh as Angelou sat in a chair with Winfrey on the floor, leaning her head on Angelou's' lap.
She captioned the photo by writing, "Maya would have been 91 today! This is my favorite picture of us. Even in death I feel the 'unbroken continuity' of her mother-sister-friendship referenced in the Henry Scott Holland canon." She continued her remembrance by including a famed poem by Holland: "Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way, which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow."