Martin Luther King Day 2021

mid-January–
voice of crow under grey skies–
how to fill the hole

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

“Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

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17 responses to “Martin Luther King Day 2021”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    Much to think about here. Thank you, Kerfe. Taking that first step to fill the hole is often the greatest challenge.

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  2. Ingrid says :

    A fitting tribute to a great man, Kerfe!

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  3. The Cheesesellers Wife says :

    Lovely haiku, and great quotes. MLK has always been a hero of mine.

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  4. Jane Dougherty says :

    Fill the hole with words, but make them good ones. Thanks for the reminders.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Stunning words and eternal wisdom.

    Like

  6. robertawrites235681907 says :

    This really is one of the most stirring pieces I’ve ever read, Kerfe.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Carol A. More says :

    I love this handeye! Totally genius with the offset stitching too. Congratulations well deserved) Kerfe, for been spotlighted for it. Hope all is well and you’re healthy and stay inspired. XOXO

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