My 4-year-old has been learning about Martin Luther King, Jr., eagerly awaiting today. She colored a picture of him and told me in her most serious voice that he died.
“He was shot,” she said sadly.
“Yes, yes he was,” I said. “Do you know why we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.?”
“Yes I do,” she responded with confidence. “He wanted everyone to be friends. He wanted everyone to be together.”
I smiled. Such a simple, clear statement. Obviously there is much more to the story, but I love how children see the world. So pure. So innocent. So full of love.
From the mouths of babes … we should listen more often.