Monday, March 22, 2010

Wonderful, Wonderful Fortune

"HOW LONG? NOT LONG! 'A lie can't live forever.' "*
I can not conceive of people my age being born in a more interesting time. Yesterday must have taken the cake as we watched politicians actually accomplish something. Perhaps not all we'd hoped. Perhaps not at all what some of our countrymen wanted, since it brought some to the brink of spewing racial and homophobic epithets at elected officials trying to get to their workplace.
"The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."
TODAY is also the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, "Arc of the Moral Universe," after the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
I feel as if I've marched that far tonight, since I was in the woods all weekend - walking uphill and down amongst the ferns - enjoying my wonderful fortune to have a great, peaceful place to get away from it all.
You can bet I'll be back with more photos of everything I saw - femminismo

6 comments:

Julie Fillo said...

Jeanne,
Thats why I never knit patterns, I always lose my place. I like stripes or fair isle or something simple like garter stitch. Thank you.

Julie

Steve said...

"The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice..." yeah. That's a nice hopeful way of looking at things.

grrl + dog said...

sorry,

it sounds like more political spin,

glad you avoided it by getting into nature..

Fresca said...

Hooray for one small step down that verdant path toward justice (and HEALTH CARE) for all!

ArtSparker said...

I know. Obama's Waterloo my a**, a good day for the country's stumbling growth towards maturity as a nation. Will it happen in time for use to reverse enough of the wrongs we've done? That remains to be seen.

Candace said...

Yeah, just when peeps seem to be on the verge of "great things" is when arses will out... gee. I like the quote very much indeed and have it now safe and sound on my board here.
So glad you had a lovely outdoorsy weekend.

The Pal In Athens.