Painting by Bruni... 30"x40", oil on canvas
Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, everyone! Growing up, my family would gather on this day around the dinner table and read his famous speech while eating chocolate creme pie. If you haven't read the full version of it, I highly recommend it. Below is a snippet, as well as a clip of the entire version...
"I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day."