‘Friends Who Share Balloons’
“peace is not merely the absence of warfare,
any more than true health is simply the absence of a disease.
nor is peace simply a quiet state of equilibrium –
impossible to achieve in an evolving system.
though refraining from harm is an essential first step,
lasting peace is created by actively redressing harm done.
peace is a creative process of joining i and thou into a co-creative we.
it requires authentic communication, empathic listening, and wildly creative solutions.”
image credit: willowdayflowerproject by gina – Leaves, Twigs, Iris, Geraniums, Lilacs, Delphiniums, Hydrangeas, Marigolds all got together and became “Friends who share balloons.”
brought this discovery
that it’s impossible
for a heart to be too big.
“one day we will realize that big hearts will bring us more peace than big weapons.”
argo park, ann arbor, mi, usa – spring 2020
“the important stuff will still be important by the time you get to it. the unimportant will have made its insignificance obvious or simply disappear. then, with stillness rather than needless urgency or exhaustion, you will be able to sit down and give what deserves consideration your full attention.” – Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the Key
“peace is the only battle worth waging.”
art credit: laurachjones art – ‘peaceful’
“if we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.”
“when picking a leader, choose a peacemaker.
one who unites, not divides.
a cultured leader who supports the arts and true freedom of speech, not censorship.”
-suzy kassem: rise up and salute the sun
image credit: hawaii state bar association, peace resource project
“the most important thing on earth is for all of us to make this sentence true:
compassion is what people do.”
-glennon doyle melton
image credit: interfaith council for peace and justice, washtenaw congregational sanctuary
happened upon this man enjoying his solitude while out walking tonight.
“extraordinary things happen in solitude.”