Monday, January 17, 2005

On Martin Luther King Day

we should meditate on his "I Have a Dream" speech.

I may post my meditations later, when I have more time, but Joe Gandelman has a wonderful tribute to his life and charisma, and the folks who tracked-back to him deserve a look as well.

Update: I just listened to the speech on that link, and I'm too moved... I can't think of anything better than what he already said. I've read it before... I've heard excerpts, but... To hear it with the audience reaction... It belongs in the American Canon. Along with, as he mentions, The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and I would add the Gettysburg Address.

One can read all of those in two hours time.

I think you should.