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Enter to Win Tickets to The Mountaintop!

Posted by Kinsley Suer | 29 August 2013

It’s April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The eve of the assassination of a legend.  In Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night on earth is boldly re-imagined in that fateful Room 306.  Exhausted from delivering a significant speech, Dr. King rests in his room when an unexpected visit from a feisty, young maid compels him to confront his own humanity, his life and the fate of our nation.
 
The Mountaintop challenges our tendency to boost our historic leaders to impossible heights. We write biographies, we build memorials, we read or listen to each word they wrote and said—sometimes at the expense of really understanding what they achieved. But if there’s one thing Katori Hall wanted to convey it’s that, like all of us, Dr. King was “just a man.” Which means that all of us have just as much potential to create a better world.
 
If it was your last night on earth, and you were looking back over your lifetime, what would you most hope to be remembered for?
 
Tell us in on OUR FACEOOK PAGE and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to The Mountaintop and dinner at Isabel Pearl. Enter by Friday, September 13 at 4 p.m.
 
Congratulations, Michelle! You have been selected as our winner. We too hope that you will be remembered as a loving mother and an inspirational teacher!
Comments (14)

I want to be remembered for the changes I made in my community and the world. I would like people to look back on my ability to be an amazing a devoted friend as well as an inspiring leader and mentor to emerging leaders. I want to be remembered a a multi-talented individual who had a passion for community that was felt widely.

  • Emily
  • Portland
  • 01 Sep 13 10:50

I hope that I would be remembered as a person with a heart for people. That I fight for what is right, while showing love and grace along the way!

  • Lisa Ball
  • Clackamas, Oregon
  • 30 Aug 13 06:02

As a bicyclist and a person,  I would like to hear people say, “she may have paused up on the hills, but she pedaled all the way.”

  • Mary Fulton
  • Gresham, OR
  • 30 Aug 13 03:03

I want to be remembered for being forthright and feisty and for the advice I gave that was taken with a sense of humor.

  • Claudine Paris
  • 30 Aug 13 03:34

I would want to be remembered as a good man who made the world a slightly better place by being kind and helping others.

I hope to be remembered for the love I gave rather than for the love I withheld. I hope to be remembered for listening, rather than for anything I said. I hope to be remembered as a woman who stood up for what she believed in. I hope to be remembered for giving my people a voice. (My people: rural under-educated Missourians with egalitarian tendencies.)

I would like to be remembered as someone that always stuck up for those that needed support. Sticking my neck out when necessary to say what needed to be said, even if the consequences came to me. I would like to be remembered as someone who was constantly trying to make a difference in the world, even if only in my own community.

I would hope to be remembered as a librarian and storyteller who has sparked countless children’s love of reading at a very early age to carry with them their whole lives.

  • Nancy
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • 29 Aug 13 03:53

I want to be remembered as a loving mother and an inspirational teacher. I want to be remembered for inspiring people to make this world a better place.

  • Michelle
  • North Plains
  • 29 Aug 13 03:39

I want to be remembered for making a difference in the lives of animals.  I do animal rescue (dogs, birds, and some kittens so far) but I’m in law school and I hope to do animal legislation when I graduate.  I want to draft better laws for improving the lives of animals; stronger punishments against animal abusers as well as kinder laws for health, welfare, and safety for animals too.  In my perfect world….

  • Christina Mays
  • Battle Ground
  • 29 Aug 13 02:05

My hope is to be remembered as a good friend, who had two great boys and gave many volunteer hours to causes in which I believed.

  • Pat Weathers
  • Milwaukie
  • 29 Aug 13 12:50

I would like to be remembered as an independent, strong, warm, caring, simple, humble Native American Woman (Mother, Sister, Friend, Mentor, and Co-worker).  People would know my journey of trial and tribulations from poverty, college grad and now working for a Fortune 500 company as a single mother of 4 children.

  • Melissa Clah
  • Hillsboro
  • 28 Aug 13 11:10

I want to be remembered for having the courage to take risks and fulfill my dreams.

  • Alethea Smartt LaRowe
  • Portland
  • 28 Aug 13 10:05

My hope is that I will be remembered as a true friend.  A friend that could be trusted.  A friend that would always lend assistance.  A friend that could be counted on in time of need or any other circumstances.  A friend who could lighten the load on everyday tasks.  A friend that would lead by his actions and deeds.

  • James
  • Troutdale
  • 28 Aug 13 10:48

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