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Monday, January 16, 2012

Bruce Springsteen & The Houserockers - Waitin' On A Sunny Day - LOD 12.3gp

On this Martin Luther King Day I would like to reflect on what I witnessed this weekend. I witnessed the Light of Day!!!! Yes, I was lucky enough to attend a concert where doors opened at 6pm and no one walked out the door until 2:20am. But, what I saw was a reflection of the human race as it is in 2012. It was a reflection of a dream Bob Benjamin had 12 years ago to help fight the disease Parkinson's which he was diagnosed with. He has since had surgery and was not only able to attend the event, but give the thank you speech at the end. Yes, Springsteen put on an awesome show....but, to me it was a culmination of a lot of things. It was a reflection of where Asbury Park was twelve years ago when the event started at the Stone Pony and what it has grown into. And, since today is Martin Luther King day I would like to think it is a reflection of what this country has gone through since the words Martin Luther King were first spoken. The concert was a lot of Artist's influenced by the Blue's. Even Bruce's songs started with Darkness on the Edge of Town. But, then that is why I included this video of Waiting on a Sunny Day comes on and the whole mood changes! Martin Luther King spoke for everyone and his dreams are becoming a reality. Today in Washington DC is a memorial for the first time everyone can come from all over the world to read his great inspirations in stone!!!!! I never have understood the meaning of all of this before......don't know whether it is coming with age or actually seeing how history is made. But, today I think 2012 is going to be a good year.........behind every corner is the Light of Day!!!! Enjoy these quotes:The selection of quotes was announced at a special event at the National Museum on February 9, 2007 (at the same time the identity of the sculptor was revealed).[53] The fourteen quotes on the Inscription Wall are:[47]
"We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." (16 August 1967, Atlanta, GA)
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." (1963, Strength to Love)
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." (10 December 1964, Oslo, Norway)
"Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in." (18 April 1959, Washington, DC)
"I oppose the war in Vietnam because I love America. I speak out against it not in anger but with anxiety and sorrow in my heart, and above all with a passionate desire to see our beloved country stand as a moral example of the world." (25 February 1967, Los Angeles, CA)
"If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective." (24 December 1967, Atlanta, GA)
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." (16 April 1963, Birmingham, AL)
"I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits." (10 December 1964, Oslo, Norway)
"It is not enough to say "We must not wage war." It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but on the positive affirmation of peace." (24 December 1967, Atlanta, GA)
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." (25 February 1967, Los Angeles, CA)
"Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies." (4 April 1967, Riverside Church, New York, NY)
"We are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until justice runs "down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream." (5 December 1955, Montgomery, AL)
"We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience." (16 April 1963, Birmingham, AL)
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice." (16 April 1963, Birmingham, AL)

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a wonderful experience this weekend Geralyn!!!
All that inspiration is a great way to start the week,
Happy Monday!!