Martin Luther King, Jr. through the eyes of my Facebook friends on this day and then a story about my grandmother.
Patti posted: ”Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” -MLK
Judy posted: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tim posted: “If a man doesn’t have a job or an income, he has neither life nor liberty nor the possibility for the pursuit of happiness. He merely exists.”
Cindy posted:””I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
My Grandma Sara (1899-1998) claimed that she was right up there, standing with King during his “I have a dream” speech. Since Grandma was 4 feet 10 1/2 inches, she really would have to have been in front for this to be recorded in history. We have not seen it. Did she really mean she was literally up on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial? Or that she stood by him and his beliefs? We’ll never know, but we got the message just the same.
Sally recounted this story (first) in her blog: http://sallyandthecity.com/2011/01/18/music-monday-yes-we-can/