The Art and Science of Dreaming
Jan 21 2013

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

Thanks For Dreaming Mr. King was the post I wrote last year on MLK day.  I posted it verbatim below. Many of our dreams have come true because of the risks he took.  Why are people so scared of some people’s dreams that they feel the need to kill them?  Many of us are still dreaming and our dreams don’t always come true in our lifetimes.  Maybe one day all of us will dream of good things happening to everyone instead of dreaming of killing others based on their beliefs, ignorance, or desire to change the world to something slightly different.  I’m glad my light brown kids are growing up hardly thinking about the color of their skin.  How much more they should be able to feel and do without someone judging them based on something they were born with.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. had a big dream. He had more courage and vision in his pinky than most of us have in our whole bodies. Here is an except from his speech “I Have A Dream.” (Go listen to the recording of his speech at this link).

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

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!

Thank you for dreaming Mr. King. You helped changed the world with your courage and the risks you took to make life better for all of our children. Today I will remind the kids what dreaming big can mean.

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3 Comments on “The Art and Science of Dreaming”

  1. 1 Lea @ Doula Training said at 6:43 PM on January 24th, 2013:

    Thanks for sharing the link of his speech recording.
    I love listening to it. It was something really inspiring.

  2. 2 Presidential Inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr. Day Edition of Talk of the Parent Blogosphere | Type-A Parent said at 10:38 AM on January 25th, 2013:

    [...] her readers, while we are on our way to living Dr. King’s dream, there are still so many who dream of a time when another’s dream is not to hurt or change another, but rather to love. As a parent, it is our responsibility to make sure our children understand [...]

  3. 3 Aruni said at 3:33 PM on March 11th, 2013:

    Hi Lea – I’m glad you liked the MLK speech recording. It is very inspiring. Thanks for dropping by and commenting!