A Day On

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the U.S. Some of us have the day off from work, but it’s not a day off. It’s a day on. We must take this as an opportunity, if for nothing else, as a day to reflect on peace, humanism and compassion. Most years I go to a celebration of Dr. King’s life, but I’m laid out with a nasty flu today so I looked around online for transcripts to some of his speeches, particularly the ones that the media didn’t cover, and there are quite a few. There’s a good article on fair.org that explains why, which makes for an interesting read. It mentions Dr. King’s speech entitled, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” It’s amazing (or not) how applicable this speech is to today’s state of the world. Take the time to read and/or listen to him give the speech and enjoy your day on.