This past Memorial Day weekend was the latest of our decades-long tradition of annual family reunions on my Mother’s side. We danced, we ate, we worshipped and caught up a bit as well. And though I have no claims to be related to her, I realize that the aura surrounding Dr. Maya Angelou’s transition last week also brought about those same feelings on social media. Sharing a post here and there containing a quote or some semblance of her being was something millions—globally—felt the urge to do. Her storied life and storytelling skills connected us. The fact that she traveled so extensively and listened to her fans up close (me included) beguiled us. I am sure we all know family who extend beyond our bloodlines. Family = Familiar. And that comforts me.