A Separate Place

MLK Memorial

Under the wing, the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument comes into view…The carved stone monolith, surrounded by visitors, stands out from the landscape of the park. The monument takes visitors to a separate place, perhaps due to the scale, perhaps due to the warmth of its features, or perhaps due to the gravity of what one great man of vision accomplished in his tragically truncated life…Regardless of the reason, we all look upon the monument and feel as though we are alone in our reflection no matter how many others are sharing our experience.

Go visit; you’ll be glad that you did. Otherwise, ask for a window seat on the left side of the plane (any numbered seat with an A will do…this one was taken from about 22A) when you next fly into Washington, DC…and share my view.

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