tranquility can be found most everywhere
‘peace is liberty in tranquillity.”
-marcus tullius cicero
“peace is not the end of the mundane, troublesome, and painful moments of life.
peace is created in the midst of the mundane, troublesome, and painful moments
as we look for the good in all things,
grasp tiny moments of joy,
glittering in the darkness,
and gather hope into a soft place to rest when life grows hard.”
oakland county, michigan, usa – may 2021
‘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.”
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