1.16.2012

Martin's Monday

Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have to say that I love Martin Luther King Day. First of all, he is one of the few men in whose presence I wish I could have been. That I would have loved to hear with my own ears, seen with my two eyes and stood seeing, in his vision. That I would run to see and stand in the masses yelling, "YES!" One who inspires, challenges. Dignifies. One who saw light and truth and transformed humanity with his own understanding. So today is a special Monday and I will not ignore this great man in my Miscellany Monday post today! My daughter actually won an award in her 5th grade Speech Meet as she recited His famous words. Every single one from that famous speech. It saddens me I was not there to see it. Yeah, that job I no longer even have cost me that opportunity. Won't happen again. Trust me. Here are some of my favorite quotes by him.
I pulled these from The Quotations Page.


I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.

Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.


Well I do have an interview scheduled tomorrow. Prayers welcome. However, it seems, my Inner Writer and Inner "Lazy" Child are having an affair to remember. They have kicked my Inner Personal Trainer to the curb and she appears to be down for the count. Hopefully they will all pull themselves together and cooperate for the interview tomorrow. Perhaps I should consider employment as a Librarian, as my friend Susie has considered, and retire from torturing the hopelessly, unmotivated masses. I am slowly moving into that terrain, myself, Egad!


A wonderfully contemplative week. Rain and puddles helped.
I will be sharing some of my reflections this week.
Some of you have already read about one rainy day with my daughter
this week!
My girl has re-discovered the joys of Play-Doh. Hooray!
I am thoroughly enjoying this little Library find!
Wonderful. I may have to read The Prince of Tides. Maybe. 

A place I used to frequent,back in the day.
Revisited, with a dear friend made my week sweet!
Literally.
rue de l'espoir =  How you say? Delicious. 
Friends make life sweeter, indeed.

 Life is Short!
 Enjoy your friends as you enjoy dessert!


Miscellany Monday @
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3 comments:

  1. I sent a friend your site named Eva to come over and check you out!

    Martin Luther King was a great man with great value.

    I have always heard that hate does more to the vessel it is stored in (us) then to the thing (the other person) it is poured on.

    sandie

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  2. yes..our family just listened to this speech...silence while we listen to greatness.

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  3. wow, that looks delicious! the more i read about MLK the more i understand just how incredible he was!!!

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