Today, IÂ have a thought.Â I have a thought that this is a perfect day to remember where we were forty or fifty years ago.Â At that time, no one considered specism.Â They were too busy fighting racism.Â Â Race made a difference. Imagine if we could not mourn our friend Caesar because we were an orange cat and he was a tuxie.Â Â Imagine.
Our world has changed. Â Today, our presidential candidates are a woman, an African American and a cat.Â Okay, so the cat isn’t doing as well. Â Still, when you consider that the biggest obstacle that John Edwards needs to over come is being a white man, that’s very telling. Our world is changing and it is changing for the better.
Today we remember our friend Caesar who slipped away quietly on Saturday night or Sunday morning.Â We are honored to have made his person laugh through her tears. It is what we are here for. Â And we cried as we read that comment as well. Â Laughter. Tears.Â They are two sides of the same coin.Â The bring us closer.
We also remember a hero, Martin Luther King Jr., who inspired millions with his words.Â I have a dream. Â We should all dream so big.