Thursday, March 25, 2010

- Ever Had A Dream? (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968):
American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. 

His main legacy: to secure progress on civil rights in the USA. 

A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott & his efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech.

There, he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history.

Can you imagine standing there in the crowd that day in 1963 in Washington, listening to that speech, and thinking about the possibility of having a black president?

Wouldn't it have appeared as sheer madness to even suggest that this would be even a remote possibility on American soil, given the racism of that day and the attitude at that time towards people of color?

And yet, Martin Luther King Jr. looked beyond the situation at hand; beyond his cultural surroundings, beyond the mindset of so many whites of his day, and he based his speech on what should be, not on what was.

All I can say is, thank God for visionaries. Thank God there are people who look over the tops of our heads and into the future to tell us what they see coming.

At least every generation has a group of people, whether small or large, who do not and will not march to the beat of their peers, but march to an entirely different drummer . . . march to music perhaps only they themselves can hear.

Do you have a dream? Does it seem foolish? Out-of-context for the generation you're in at present? Does your dream seem impossible? Unimaginable? Ridiculous?

Maybe your dream is the next step towards progress for an entire group of people! Maybe your dream will rescue one person, or rescue an army! Maybe your dream is just a quiet whisper right now, but with faith, patience and persistence, it can grow into a mighty roar.

Maybe your dream will one day turn into a reality, and you won't even be there to witness its final outcome. 

But you will have had the immeasurable joy of knowing that your dream helped bring freedom to others; helped usher in a new way of thinking; helped re-establish what was once considered the norm, and helped break prejudices that were toxic and narrow and in desperate need of change.

Who knows? Maybe your dream needs to find wings, and that dream is waiting for you to let it fly!

Well, the fatigue I'm feeling with this chemo (Taxol) is pretty pervasive, so I'm doing a lot of couch time, but that's okay. I mean, lying around all day is a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it, right?

My concert is this weekend and I'm really looking forward to it! Looks like it's going to be a full house. Mind you, when I decided to do this concert, I was feeling pretty normal, and now I'm, like, SO not!

But come Saturday night, I'll be going on adrenaline & I'm sure everything will be just fine. The Chronicle, a local newspaper in the West Island area of Montreal, did a really nice article on the show, and you can view it here if you like:

The Film Crew will be there also, filming the entire concert for the documentary. For those of you who are new to my bloggy-blog here, Director Liliana Komorowska has been shooting a documentary film for the past year or more, focusing on Breast Cancer in Quebec.

She & I were introduced in the Fall of 2009 & we've been great buddies ever since. Since October, she & her crew have accompanied me to my breast cancer support group, a couple of my chemo sessions, and so on.

This concert will be the last event they're filming with me - sniff, sniff! I'm gonna miss you guys!!!

Anyways, if you can, please try to make it out to the concert! It's going to be lots of fun!

There'll be songs from my CD, some stories & impersonations by yours truly, a wig fashion show, and even one or two new songs especially for you! (one song I wrote just yesterday when I went for a walk - how cool is that?!)

Well, blessings to each one of you, and see you soon,

Love, Wendy


~ In Concert ~ Wendy Farha ~

Saturday evening, March 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Christian Reformed Church
52 Joseph Paiement (corner Alie)
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec

A delightful evening of music and comedy!
$10 at the door ~ Free parking ~ Refreshments available

A portion of the proceeds will be given to the
West Island Cancer Wellness Center
To view Concert poster:
I'd love to see you there! Email for more details:


  1. Can't wait for Saturday.
    love, Mel

  2. I am thinking of you and hope it goes fabulously on Sat. I will check in with you early next week for a full report!


  3. I believe that if you really want something, go for it...the sky is the limit...that is what I tell my kids every day. Your dreams are coming true now and they will be for the next 50 yrs to come....cause that is the person you are....always seeing the good in people and the have wings and you will envelope your dreams with them...