I’ve always thought it weird that one of America’s most catalytic leaders often inspires so much… well, so much observation. Observation is such a passive thing.
And isn’t it ironic, downright lazy hypocritical to passively muse about activism?
Change doesn’t come from mere observation. When you observe Dr. King’s life, do you find many instances of him observing? Or was he up to something else?
“Crispus fell so Rosa could sit.
Rosa sat so Martin could walk.
Martin walked so Obama could run.
Obama runs so our children can fly.”
The memories we will review this Monday helped manifest the miracle we will witness this Tuesday. I only hope that on Wednesday, when all the observational festivities are over, we get off the couch. And do something. Something that makes us feel so ridiculously alive that it’s bound to get someone else a little wet, too.