a stone of hope

we visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the mall this weekend,
purposefully after the holiday.
yep, we’re the typical nonconformist homeschooling family.

the memorial is stunning in a confident, spiritual kinda way,
regardless of the drama around it being made
in China from Chinese granite by Chinese sculptor, Lei Yixin.

if you choose to visit, first read a little about the memorial and its design elements.

besides the memorial being impressive,
i also appreciate that it is accessible to all
— e.g. there are no steps that seem to be at all the other monuments on the mall —
and that there are bathrooms nearby.
those with small children and/or weak bladders feel where i’m coming from.
it will probably be quite lovely when the cherry blossoms come in the spring.

here are the big girls’ favorite quotes from the Inscription Wall:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.

We are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until justice runs “down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

i thought about making them memorize their favorite quotes,
but i’ll settle for just letting them feel Dr. King’s eloquent presence in their minds.


One thought on “a stone of hope

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