Maya Angelou posited the question and I quote “What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The anidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good”
It is with profound loss that I give this remembrance but as I reflect on the life of my sister, I can whole heartedly say that Donna Nicola Sibeana Moncrieffe represented the very essence of Maya Angelou’s Antidote, from her sunrise on December 26, 1972, to her sunset on September 17, 2021 because Donna took full responsibility for not only herself but her family, she did good, lots of good for family, relatives and friends including acquaintance.
Today as we celebrate the life of a remarkable young woman, Donna, affectionately called ‘D’. we often consider what is the art of being a mother, a daughter, a sibling – yet all we can do is to give of our best and hope that we do it well, for Donna she certainly excelled.