Monday, December 10, 2007

UNTITLED / FROM A DREAM DURING WARTIME (EARLY 1970s)
















This morning while reading The Sandbox, I found
this and this on a blog from Afghanistan written by a man with 100 days left before his return to the United States .

May all soldiers return home safely. May I continue to listen to soldiers and their families who speak from all points of view.

In STRENGTH TO LOVE, a collection of sermons by Martin Luther King, Jr., the first sermon is titled "A tough mind and a tender heart." In this sermon he says, "We must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart."

A tough mind and a tender heart is what I am looking for in our next president. Whom, I wonder, would Martin Luther King, Jr., who took a clear and courageous stand against the war in Vietnam, vote for in 2008?

I don't presume to have the answer.

(Untitled drawing in India ink by Old Girl Of The North Country)

3 comments:

TammyV said...

Hi. Had to come visit after your comment on Ei the Dream's post on her Catholicism. Loved your response - came about as close to anything I can identify with as I've seen. =] Will most assuredly return.

robin andrea said...

A tough mind and a tender heart, the two things glaringly missing from our present "leader." I don't know who possesses these characteristics today. I know who doesn't. I guess that's a start.

The Dream said...

Am-
I loved you list of those you are currently drawing from (especially our friend Bill W.). This is a great quote by Dr. MLK, Jr.
Cool that Tammy made it over here - she's awesome!