Monday, December 10, 2007


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)


TammyVitale 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...

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!