Like Martin Luther King, Jr., Tyree Guyton had a dream. A dream to rid his childhood neighborhood of violence and drugs. One of the most amazing places in Detroit is The Heidelberg Project. I visited The Heidelberg Project a couple years ago and ever since then, Sheena and I have been wanting visit together. My favorite house and art display on the block is the Dotty Wotty House. Since my last visit, Dotty Wotty has been repainted but the best part about Dotty Wotty is still there... Martin Luther King, Jr.'s picture. And I want to share with you, my most favorite picture of the trip. When I look at this picture, with the sun flaring just perfectly, I have to believe that Martin Luther King, Jr. is shining from heaven above.... telling me "Shannon, someday, in heaven, there will be no racism, no poverty, no discrimination.... so hold onto that dream."
"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” -Revelation 21:4
And by the way, Sheena and I got to meet Tyree, nearly right in front of the Dotty Wotty house. What a magnificent man.... it was an honor to meet him. And when I asked him why they repainted Dotty Wotty, he simply said "Because change is good." Yes, indeed.... change is good.