The words we speak curl out in front of us, creating a new reality to step into. I’m reminded of this today, listening again to Dr. King’s I Have A Dream speech. His words are instigators, building a common space where we can join together and get to work.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
The power of his dream, which is the dream we all dream, resonates across the years and now through youtube clips and highschool reenactments. He knew that his dream was the dream of a nation and the truth of his vision lives in my marrow. I know this dream.
Social justice begins when we dare dream of a better way. Speak the dream out loud and if it resonates as truth change begins to happen. It takes but one of us to have a dream. Challenge the status quo, question the systems we currently have in place. Do they serve us anymore? Be creative and thoughtful and intentional with your life. Take the time to dream of what could be.