Still Dreaming the Dream

Ryan (not quite 9 years old), delivering the speech.

Here in the united States, today is a big day. Inauguration Day of our new President and Vice-President. 

Today is historic for many reasons. I’d like to jump up and down (but I can’t), clapping and cheering to celebrate our nation’s first female, first African-American, and first South Asian-American Vice President.

But, here I pause. And bite my lip. And hold my breath. Because I am writing this post before Wednesday, not knowing what the day will bring. I am hoping for a peaceful day. Yet the events from two weeks ago have shown us that peace is not guaranteed.

All I can offer today are words of hope. 

I’d like to share an essay I wrote back in 2017. Though it was written four years ago, I think the words are just as relevant today. Click here to be re-directed to Mamalode to read my essay, “We Hear You Dr. King – We Still Dream Your Dream.”

2 thoughts on “Still Dreaming the Dream

  1. Wendy, This is a wonderfully poignant piece and so appropriate for our times! Thanks so much for sharing your insights and your passions in such beautifully poetic ways. I’m not a Facebook person so couldn’t post there, but I want to be sure that you know how I feel. So glad we can at least be e-connected. Best wishes to you and yours for a peaceful, healthy, and happy new year! Zhita

    On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 12:43 AM WendyKennar.com wrote:

    > wkennar posted: ” Here in the united States, today is a big day. > Inauguration Day of our new President and Vice-President. Today is > historic for many reasons. I’d like to jump up and down (but I can’t), > clapping and cheering to celebrate our nation’s first fema” >

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    • Thank you so much, Zhita! We have a lot of work to do, as a nation, but I look at Ryan, I look at the young poet who spoke at the Inauguration, Amanda Gorman, and I am hopeful.
      Sending wishes for peace, health, and happiness!

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