A year has passed and the euphoria has subsided. I've been reflecting for the past couple of weeks on a phrase that made its way through the media and onto t-shirts and wall plaques in the fall of '09, and which I again only recently stumbled upon in a activist bookstore. The timing was poignant, a few days after president Obama's Dec. 1st. announcement at West Point of his decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan. The Phrase:
"Rosa sat so Martin could walk, so Obama could run, so our children can fly."
On this Martin Luther King Day I cannot help but dream another world is possible.