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I was first introduced to her work as a teenager, reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. I remember thinking, "what a silly title"...until I read the book. Yeah, it stopped being silly and I wanted to know more about her. At this point, she's pretty iconic. If I met her, I'd probably pass out, but hopefully I'd shake her hand before doing so :-)
On a note less embarrassing than admitting Maya's presence in my general vicinity could cause me to faint, I'd like to mention a movie that folks in the Boston area will get to see. It is called Dimensions. It will be at the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival on Saturday, February 18th.
Here's what it's about from the movie's site:
Dimensions: A Line, A Loop, A Tangle of Threads
Stephen is a brilliant young boy who lives in England, in what appears to be the 1920s – but nothing in Stephen’s life is quite as it seems. His world is turned upside down upon meeting a charismatic and inspirational professor at a garden party, who demonstrates to Stephen and his friends what life would be like if they themselves were merely one, or two, dimensional beings. He then proceeds to explain that by manipulating other dimensions, time travel may actually be possible.
As Stephen’s life unfolds, events lead him to dedicate himself to turning the Professor’s theories of time travel into reality. Jealousy, love, obsession, temptation and greed surround him, influencing his fragile mind and the direction of his work.
So I'm admittedly curious, if time travel were real, you can control the WHEN of your trip but your return to the present was not guaranteed, would you take this chance to reshape your world?