Today is a day of dreams.
The eve of football season is always about dreams but that's not the reference here.
It's the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, considered one of the greatest public speeches of all time.
It's a great speech not simply because of the substance but because of the vision — and dream.
It put new life into the vision of the "Founding Fathers," of equality and life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for all.
Dr. King's speech wasn't a snap your finger and everything changes situation. He probably knew that.
But it planted seeds of hope that graduated grew into greater freedom for more people. The innate sense of freedom in mankind fuels a fire that cannot be extinguished.
We've come a long way since that speech. We have a ways to go.
I think Dr. King's words exhort us to never quit dreaming, which nourishes hope and often effects change.
So sweet dreams.