Monday, January 18, 2021

Mondays with Myrt - 18 Jan 2021 - Honoring Dr. King

Today we honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Myrt shared her experience visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D. C. with this shot she captured that night. 

It brings tears to Ol' Myrt's eyes to speak of it.

First, you visit a large patio area with wall panels with Dr. King's famous quotes. In the middle, heading west, you see the backside of this statue, known as the Stone of Hope. To me it represents King's having passed mountains of challenges, shown behind him, and had yet to conquer several more. This is a type for the struggles all people of color are facing in the United States.

My three favorite quotes from Dr. King are:
  • "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that."
  • "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
  • "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."