First and foremost, This post is a dedication to fellow blogger Kay from Pure Complex who has, among others, supported me and this site with awards and feature stories that I need to repay, so I figured that this is one way to do it. She recently had a post to honor The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the anniversary of the “I have a dream” speech”. This post reminded me of the some photos I took back in April of the memorial before it was finished and all I got was a head shot of Mr. King gazing over a green privacy fence. At the time, I thought that I would submit said photos in a post titled “He’s Coming” or something like that, but then I thought A) That’s way to corny, and B) why not wait until the memorial is done and then get some shots and submit a post. Obviously, I chose the latter. As of a week ago, the mayor of D.C. opened the memorial to the public a full week before the dedication. As much I tried, due to my work schedule,(no need to beat a dead horse) I just couldn’t make the trek to the site to get some photos. Anyway, due to Irene blowing in (pun intended) and canceling the dedication, I was able to scrape a little time off and bring Sheila to the site without the 250,000 people they were expecting to attend. After spending a long time at the site and getting shots from every angle including shots of all the quotes from different speeches, it wasn’t until I got home and started writing this post that I got to reflect on who Mr. King was and what his dream means to me. It means that I earn a good living with my own construction company. It means that I can kiss Sheila in public if I want to because I truly love her (and she’s so damn pretty). And it means that I can share life experiences through photos and the written word with my fellow bloggers (see the blog roll) from all over the world and realize that the quest for knowledge is the most innate human instinct that ties us all together.