Breakfast With MLK
August 28, 1963 a man stood in front of a crowd of thousands and announced his dream.
He spoke with vision, bravery, and belief. MLK made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for his dreams and the dreams of all African Americans, old, young, and unborn. MLK isn't alive today, but if I could have breakfast with him this is what I'd say:
First, I'd shake his hand and tell him "thank you," for having breakfast with me and for being brave. It's hard to believe that it's only been fifty years since racism was the norm in America. Today, the President of the United States is African American and I'm sure MLK would smile.
I'd drink some orange juice and ask, "What would you dream today? Is your work over?" I'm not sure he'd have an answer. The Civil Rights movement was about more than the equality for African Americans, but every beating heart.
Terrorism, financial crises, climate change, I'd say, "Pass the syrup, let's dream together." Even though we don't have your voice, we still have your bravery. We still have your belief. "Let's dream together." Let's believe in a peaceful nation where politicians lobby for the old, young, and unborn. "Let's dream together MLK, we need your help, your imagination--more problems need your powerful voice." Problems that need dreamers, problems that one day, we too shall overcome.
"I'll pick up the check Dr. King. Thanks for being brave."