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MLK and Liberation

One of Jerry’s favorite inspirational quotes from The Reverend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as
Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare
wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and
earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

–The Reverend, Martin Luther King Jr.

Last night, we attended an event, Hoop Liberation Jam, falling on the eve of this day of remembrance of a great man who changed the course of history for all of us. His words illuminated so many aspects of our lives and values that they will serve us well into all eternity. If only we take time to listen.

We gathered in a circle to set and share intentions. We honored the symbol of the circle (hoop) as a symbol of our interconnectedness and Oneness. We wished for the liberation of all people to be free – to be free to be awake, alive and whole.

Then we danced inside of our hoops. The energy of it has lingered into today. I’m listening. Tao

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One Response to “MLK and Liberation”

  1. phyllis diehl Says:

    thank you for speaking about martin luther king today. a true leader. i look around and see a different world then the world that dr. king saw. i see children of different color playing, i see different shades of color in couples holding hands. i see new friends linked together because of love and friendship. i see so much good. things could be better but right now, i am going to just “bask in the sunshine” and see only the good stuff today.

    i celebrated dr. kings birthday at the synague listeing to a black minister from the baptist church re-reading the Dream Speech. not much to say after that. except Amen

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