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Big Pond is a 310 acre great pond located in East Otis, Massachusetts, that offers swimming and boating, as well as trout and bass fishing and relaxation! ©Mark D Phillips

The morning broke with a fiery radiance our first morning on Big Pond. The red skies were followed by a bank of fog rising from the water. As a kayaker appeared, the glassy water reflected the solitary paddler.

What an introduction to a week away from the bustle of New York City!

Maya Angelou, who died May 28, 2014, at SportsBall 2006, the annual award extravaganza of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health held in New York City where she was presented with the "Courage to Care" Award. ©Mark D Phillips

In 2006, I had the honor and priviledge to meet and photograph Maya Angelou during the 2006 Sports Ball extravaganza of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.