A few months ago, I woke up on my content hunt and I noticed that Oprah had posted that she bought 100 stamps from the post office. I found that quite refreshing and cool because I cannot remember the last time I used a stamp or went to the post office. I use to love writing letters and expressing myself pen to pad since as it’s more personal and exciting than email. And as an American citizen, I know that the post office existed well before Fed Ex and UPS.
The Maya Angelou stamp showcases the artwork of Atlanta artist Ross Rossin. The oil painting is a part of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery collection and will be on display until November 1. The Postal Service is hosting a ceremony at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC to dedicate the stamp. Once again, the Postal Service finds a way to merge art and historical figures on their stamps. For those who aren’t familiar with Dr. Maya Angelou, she was a civil rights activist, poet, actress, film producer, author and professor. Dr. Angelou touched the lives of many people through her words and convictions. Dr. Angelou’s legacy will reverberate for generations to come.
Seeing the Dr. Maya Angelou stamp was truly a friendly reminder that the knowledge she left behind for us to draw from is alive and well. It also inspired me to take a trip to my local post office and grab some stamps. I even thought about writing one of my old pen pals :-).