Monday, January 18, 2010

Thank you, MLK.

Today, I feel empowered to accomplish some of what I used to think and believe to be impossible. I'm not entirely sure what that means necessarily, whether it's helping write a movie or mending one of those proverbial fences with a forgotten friend or proving myself in that droll job arena or whatever ... but it feels more possible today than it did yesterday or the day before that or even at this time last year. I wish I knew the reason for that. It's a curious thing to be balanced on the edge of greatness. I suppose it's even more curious to feel like you are, without ultimately knowing. I'm all for dragging that out some.

This is timely, then, in the waning hours of this holiday, as we remember one of the greatest men I think I've ever had an opportunity to learn about. He is one of those human beings and heroes truly worthy of all the admiration he has received, both during his life and long after his death:

"If you can not fly, then run. If you can not run, then walk. If you can not walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

4 comments:

plainoldsarah said...

feeling a bit gloomy of late - your post felt like a good tug of the arm, or kick in the pants, or just a jolt of energy. thank you! go mlk!

ZLB said...

amen brother king. i think i'm in the crawling category, but i'm trying to move forward!

Jillian said...

That is one of my favorite quotes. It is hanging over my desk in my classroom! I love when I ask my kids to write on something that they see and they choose that quote. Never a bad response.

Jewels said...

came by from Wordless Wednesday, but was drawn to this post. Lovely words. Made my heart warm to read it. Thanks.