“We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back… No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr., in “I Have a Dream”
I happened to catch the American Film Institute’s tribute to Shirley MacLaine as my husband was flipping channels tonight. Apparently, she had received the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in June for over five decades of outstanding contributions to cinema, and this is what she had said at the beginning of her speech:
“Women who speak their own truth will make the world a better place.”
I found myself choked up over her words, and I am posting it here to share with more women who may be coming across this website.
More details of her award and her amazing life can be found here, in the AFI website.
I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.
~ Anne Rice