Modern Dreaming

January 22nd

Yesterday, we celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr., one of our country’s greatest leaders. I’m in no way a civil right scholar, but I would say if Dr. King were alive today, his dreams would probably include the following:

~ A dream of looking past gender and race when discussing candidates in any election, especially the presidency.

~ A dream that Americans wake up to the world’s needs — we need to take a good look around the globe to see how our insatiable hunger for oil and consumable goods is putting millions of lives in peril.

~ A dream that we extend a hand in peace and try to be gracious and kind always.

~ A dream that we rekindle our relationship with faith and in turn, treat our bodies, our land and our communities with greater respect.

~A dream that we work together to prevent these sorts of tragedies from continuing.

Call me naive, stupid to the world’s ways, silly or whatever you’d like — but I believe I will help see some of these issues through. Happily, I’m a dreamer.
~K

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18 Responses

  1. Dreaming with you…

  2. I think you hit the nail on the head on every count. Right there with you, dreaming.

  3. ….and you’re not the only one….as someone once sang. Dreaming is the best part of human life, I really believe in dreams, when wide awake you fight for them to come true.
    When I was younger (many, many years ago) in my room I had no posters of singers or actors. Hanging on the walls, there were the faces of MLK, Che Guevara and the Mahatma Gandhi. Talking about dreamers……

  4. Well said, Kelli! What I respect about dreamers like Martin Luther King is that they do more than just dream; they put their dreams into action.

    Have you ever read Langston Hughe’s poetry, specifically “A Dream Deferred?” He is one of my favorite poets and what he says really makes me think.

    Thank you for sharing this thoughtful and meaningful post.

  5. Great change starts with a few dreamers….

  6. I have those dreams!

  7. Kelli, you’re awesome. I think you will do more good in this world than youll even know! 🙂

  8. That Lennon quote is one of my favorites, Gracie. “You may say that I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one.”

    Kelli, can you keep letting us in on your dreams? That would be nice of you…

    🙂

  9. Amen to all of those dreams. You have a real knack for hitting the nail on the head and I really appreciate your first point.

  10. Gracie and Sam beat me to the Lennon quote (great minds thinking alike, perhaps???)

    You are a dreamer. It’s why we love you, and why you inspire us…

  11. Hell yes! And I think he would be the biggest supporter of this campaign to start a US Department of Peace:

    http://www.thepeacealliance.org/

    Thanks for this post, Kelli. I know you’ll see these issues through!

  12. so well said, kelli.
    i’m dreaming with you! x

  13. hopefully one day our dreams will be realized!

  14. “~ A dream that we rekindle our relationship with faith and in turn, treat our bodies, our land and our communities with greater respect.”

    If we each just started here…oh, the posibilities!

  15. “~ A dream that we rekindle our relationship with faith and in turn, treat our bodies, our land and our communities with greater respect.”

    If we each just started here…oh, the possibilities!

  16. “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
    ~Victor Hugo

  17. Beautifully said! I think that anyone who believes that we can continue on this destructive path is dreaming!

  18. The world would never change without dreamers!

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