|Bench for Carlotta Walls LaNier of the Little Rock Nine|
The day prior to Martin Luther King Jr. day, Miles and I walked the grounds of Central Little Rock High School in Arkansas. It was here desegregation of the all white school took place, where nine African American students were escorted by Federal troops into the school building on September 23, 1957. While there, I envisioned the fear and uncertainty that each of these individuals must have faced in their decision to take a step closer to human equality.
Speaking of equality, we watched the movie "Lincoln" last night. It stirred emotions inside me from great frustration and sadness to a peace of mind that there are individuals with reasoning and awareness such as President Lincoln's, in times of great confusion and strife. I suppose that's what I hope for my life; to be faced with adversity/ignorance and hold to wisdom and love for humanity. I'm toying with how to apply my mental health degree in some form that is both creative and innovative. The way I experienced the "system" as it is, is not as effective as it can be, which is fine, but just not for me.