I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.
On the day that Martin Luther King said those words, I was moved.
Whenever I read these words or hear them, I am moved.
People with empathy do not speak face to face, but heart to heart, soul to soul.
The message is clear: Do not judge any person by physical appearance.
But we do. It is a battle between the personal ethic, the personal aesthetic and the 'not-my-tribe' avoidance mechanisms that seem to be rooted in our psyches from birth.
I was reminded of this when I first saw a video of Susan Boyle competing in the TV show 'Britain's Got Talent'
I had a dream my life would beIf you have never seen or heard Susan Boyle, please do watch her singing 'I dreamed a Dream'.
So different from this hell I'm living,
You will enjoy the experience, and you will also enjoy 'Cry me a River'.