Monday, January 18, 2010

got MLK?

Remembering. Remembering the day my daughter came home from first grade inconsolable upon learning about a hero named Martin Luther King. That he got killed was horrifying, all the more so that it happened on her birthday, April 4th. How could everybody not love him, she asked, and for the life of me I couldn't give her an answer. Didn't want to give her the answer. Listening earlier today to a scratchy recording of the 1963 'I Have a Dream' speech, I marveled anew at just what an extraordinary thinker and orator MLK was. How he lifted our world with his words. And how much more he had to say.

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