There is a Grandfather Spirit
that many have seen
Dr. King, April 3rd, 1968
“I just want to do God’s will.
And he’s allowed me to go up the mountain.
And I’ve looked over.
And I’ve seen the Promise land.”
Black Elk, from Black Elk Speaks 1961
“I was standing on the highest mountain of them all,
and round about beneath me was the hope of the world,
and while I stood there,
I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw.”
Walt Disney’s Original Vision, 1953
“One day Walt Disney had a vision.
It was a vision of a place
where children and parents could have fun together.
The more Walt dreamed of a “magical park,”
the more imaginative and elaborate it became.”
Grandfather takes us to the top of the mountain.
First, to see: a vision for ourselves, and then for others.
After, grandfather takes us to the base of the mountain.
He tells us:
“Go! Climb! Get your vision!
It will not be easy.
You will stumble. You will be in the dark,
but there is a light, and a promise at the top,
that no darkness can touch.”