I have a dream...that this stupid crick in my neck would go away.
I have a dream...that I have a massage scheduled tomorrow that I didn't know about, and that somebody else paid for.
I have a dream...that there is an Icee machine in my kitchen.
I have a dream...that my bank account has an extra 3 zeros at the end.
I have a dream...that mean and rude people would have a lifelong case of gas, and canker sores all in their mouths.
I have a dream...that buttercream frosting and chocolate bon bons are actually GOOD for you.
I have a dream...that I lose calories AND gain muscle just by watching television.
I have a dream...that kind and helpful people would get $1,000 bonuses for every kindness.
I have a dream...that my maid and chauffeur and nanny have just been on vacation, but are returning tomorrow.
Do YOU have any dreams?
Today, I am dreaming impossible dreams in honor of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. I write about him every year on this day, and our family watches his speech every year, too. (More than once, because *somebody* always gets a little caught up in his melodious voice and masterful use of language.) Our family also likes to watch the movie about sweet little Ruby Bridges, who helped CHANGE OUR WORLD, with her little pint-size self, and giant-life courage.
I am proud that our daughters are growing up color-blind, and ignorant of prejudice. I realize that some of that is because of where we live and work--and that ignorance and prejudice are still alive and well in other parts of the country and world.
Like so many other evils in the world, we have to talk to our daughters about prejudice and hatred, so they can understand, even if they do not experience them. We try to help them understand what the Civil Rights Movement was all about, and why it was so important for our country to change.
If we don't talk to our daughters about the true history of our country, how will they know to appreciate what we have?
And how will they know how important it is to preserve what we have?
So, dream on, dear readers!! And Happy MLK Day!