John Scalzi takes a moment, and a deep breath, for a considered exploration of some famous words spoken by Dr. King, but actually written 150 years ago by Theodore Parker, in a marvelous essay: The New Year and the Bend of the Arc
We are human. We are not perfect. We will not arrive at a perfect justice, any more than we will achieve a perfect union. But just as we work toward a more perfect union, so too we bend the arc toward justice, knowing the closer we get, the better we and our lives are, as individuals, as communities, as a nation and as a world. This is a life’s work, not just work for a moment, or day, or year. You won’t see the final result. There isn’t one. It doesn’t mean the work doesn’t matter. It matters.