Noticing that this could actually be a snowday in Philly, which gets rarer with each global warming decade. Then checking how heavy it was getting when I checked the mail so I could ignore more bills, when I remember that there is no mail because it is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Happy MLK Day!

Later, walking through Rittenhouse Square, sparer than usual with commerce, this is a day of reflection. Reading King’s words on the civil rights movement in Parting the Waters, after the Kennedy assassination-

“Because I’m convinced that had he lived, there would have been continual delays, and attempts to evade it at every point, and water it down at every point..But I think his memory and the fact that he stood up for this civil rights bill will cause many people to see the necessity for working passionately. So I do think we have some very hopeful days ahead.”