Monday, January 19, 2009

Following that Incoherency

Yesterday’s post was so ramble-y that I’d better keep it short tonight. Q-ster and I watched the MLK “I Have A Dream” speech on YouTube this morning, while discussing why we had the day off from school and work. “Is it his birthday, that guy?” he asked. “Wow, there are a lot of people watching.”

It’s hard to verbalize to a preschooler exactly what Martin Luther King, Jr did, because it means admitting that such ugliness existed in the world for him to confront, not so long ago.

Q-ster in the bath, while Buster stands on his own two feet, contemplating a dive in.


Damselfly said...

You're right, I think it would be hard to explain everything MLK signifies to such a young person. I'm sure your preschool-aged version of the holiday was perfect, though. :)

kittenpie said...

It does make ou want to shy away, doesn't it, but then, it is so important to understand why letting some of those prejudices stand even a little is so dangerous.