I usher now at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Last Thursday our concert was a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.; one of the pieces had Atlanta’s mayor narrating segments of MLK speeches against a backdrop of cinematic music by the orchestra (the piece is called “New Morning for the World”). The words of the piece were powerful, and the next day I listened to King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in full, delivered at the close of the March on Washington.
As I was listening, Korean unification came to mind. Continue reading