Monday, January 17, 2011

I Have a Dream.

It's almost once in a lifetime when a person as influential and powerful like Martin Luther King, Jr. comes around.  He is one of those people that can be taken for granted.  Here is my little chance to respect the reverence and brilliance of this man.

Go HERE to read his famous speech, only because it would be too long to post here.  Really, you should read it.  It's rare to be near such vision.

 "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!"

I hope in the wake of what happened in Arizona that we all listen to a man that knew more than some seem to know today.  Equality is not impossible, it is a choice.  

I choose to believe.    


Marissa said...

What a sweet photo! And thank you for reminding us what this day off from work is all about.

Anonymous said...

Do you people have a facebook fan page? I looked for one on twitter but could not discover one, I would really like to become a fan!

Lacey in the City said...

So well said, and so moving! Thanks for sharing. I came across your blog this morning and am looking forward to following you.

just a girl said...

Thanks, Marissa. It's nice to remember what it's actually about, right? I need a reminder all the time.

Thanks so much, Lacey! I"m so happy to have you!

just a girl said...

Hey Anon,

I DO have a Facebook page and you can become a fan by clicking the Facebook button that's above and to your right in the sidebar. You just may be my 100th fan!

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