Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today in America we celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. He was an activist of the civil rights movement, and his speech I “Have a Dream” is his most famous work. In these stressful and chaotic times, his words are greatly needed.

Here are two of my favorites:

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Strength to Love, 1963

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “I Have a Dream” speech, 1963

 

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I have to be honest and confess that I haven’t watched ANY of the awards shows this year. I haven’t seen half of the movies nominated (however, I do want to see Hidden Figures) so it’s not interesting.

But I only watch the shows to see what this celebrity or that is wearing. (Did you see Taraji P. Henson’s naked dress at the SAG Awards? I didn’t watch, but saw pictures.) I could care less who wins awards, but for the Oscars this year I’m hoping Moana takes home a statue for Best Animated Feature. It’s up against another Disney favorite Zootopia so that category is going to be a nail biter. And, I do want to see local girl Auli’i Cravalho sing the title song “How Far I’ll Go.”

So, ok, I will be watching this years Oscars for more than the fashion.

Will you be watching the Oscars?