Living through Powerful Words



Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the ‘I have a Dream Speech’, one of the most popular speeches throughout the world today delivered by someone who was never elected as a public official or a leader of a country, someone who was just like me, a common person, someone who dedicated their life to speaking out against injustice and putting himself in harm’s way for others. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired and continues to inspire millions through his words. He is dead but even in death he remains alive.

I am not on Facebook anymore, but when I was on Facebook, I posted one of s my favorite quotes by Dr. King with a picture of my friend, Stacy and myself.

It reads:

“We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers [nor sisters].  Our abundance has not brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of the spirit”.