Posted By Kathleen David on January 21, 2013
Also the formal Presidential Inauguration. The oath was given yesterday in a private ceremony per the traditions and laws of the land. I plan to watch this afternoon.
I grew up in Atlanta where Martin Luther King was based. I learned a lot about the man and the people around the man during my school days. I learned about the civil rights movement but I had the additional perk of being able to see the places they were talking about. We drove past the Ebenezer Baptist Church. We knew the places that were talked about in Atlanta. We met the people who stood next to him during his famous oratories. The schools probably taught more about the civil rights movement because a lot of it was local history to us.
The civil rights movement is not over. There are still inequalities here in the United States but we have gotten better. We have gotten to a point that we are looking at a generation that doesn’t look at the color of one’s skin but the content of their character. It took a couple to get there but it is fading into a piece of history and that where it needs to go. A curiosity that we look at as a bad part of our history that we need never to go back to. Something for historians to study and argue about amongst themselves. Not how things were then or are now.
Dr. King gave a voice to a movement and that voice has helped so many over the years. He showed us the best that we could be and challenged us to become these people in our daily lives. I accept this challenge and try to be that human being to others.
THE DAVID FAMILY :
Yesterday was very quiet. Housework filled most of the day. May have given me too much time to think but a good night’s sleep has put a lot that I wasn’t feeling good about when I went to bed into perspective.
Peter finished the revisions on X-Factor 253 and sent that off to his editor. He is working on the next one pending notes from the editor and a few other projects that he has been working on both before and since the stroke. He has gone back online with a few tweets and a web log entry at www.peterdavid.net. He will be an online presence more on the weekends since they work him pretty hard during the week. He said that he is feeling stronger and more himself these days. I hope he continues to do that.
Today Caroline and I are going to work on a couple of projects that need to be done. I am hoping later today to pull out my doll making materials and start on a doll or two. I also want to make a Phluzzie or two for some form of raffle or auction.
Ariel is working on an auction for Peter at Farpoint. She can be reached at Help4PAD (at) Gmail (dot) com. She is also working on an online auction so get in touch with her.
I am thinking of sending books to Farpoint. Peter can’t sign them now but he will after he gets back. Check the Crazy 8 table for this at Farpoint.
I am grateful for the words of Dr. King.