It's almost here. Today, we all celebrate what would be the 80th Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....What am I doing today? I'm meditating, and praying for a several hours today, for world peace, and for personal guidance--in how I may better serve that goal, in some way, in this small part of the world.
Tomorrow, a part of Dr. King's Dream will be realized. A man will become President of the United States, based on his own qualities, and "the content of [his] character", and we, the United States, will be better, stronger, braver, wiser for having this intellectual, calm, and focused man as our new President.
I truly believe we will be able to meet the many challenges ahead with this exciting, new leader at the helm. God Bless President Barack Obama.
Question this week:
What would you like to see put on President Obama's agenda?
As a petition that is currently being circulated suggests, a position for a Secretary of the Arts should be created, and someone named to this post within the next few months.
I personally believe the Arts could be better served, and the Arts would be able to serve us all better, with official acknowledgement from the President/The Cabinet.
One idea I think would be potentially enormous, is an idea I've had in mind for some years now:
How about an Arts Festival--an International one--which the USA could host, say, every four years, which would provide a venue for all countries to showcase their artists--dancers, actors, musicians, sculptors, playwrights, authors, poets, painters, etc....It would provide an immediate platform of understanding which is universal, as the Arts are universal.We could have persons available to translate language, too. I think it would be very healing, and would provide the USA with a chance to show we value artistic expression as much as athletic competition. Come to think of it, this might be the natural result of all this praying and meditating for peace. After all, the Arts ultimately lead to more understanding of the human condition. And with understanding? Peace.