From Washington to King

I was down in DC over Labor Day. My visit to Mount Vernon was illuminating in that George Washington is more a face on Mount Rushmore than a human being. He becomes so in his own home.
I also saw the Martin Luther King Memorial. Rev King is usually thought of as an extremely human person where in his memorial he was become a Mount Rushmore face. It is a glorious memorial, but the real
man is better represented by the quotations on the wall leading up to the actual rendering. Washington was a slave owner and a man with flaws who tried very hard to form a nation different from that in England. King was a man who expected the nation to live up to the very fine ideals presented by not embodied by many of the founding fathers. They are an odd twosome, but both moved me this weekend.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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