“on memorial day, i don’t want to only remember the combatants. there were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live”
— eric burdon, the animals
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the end of a peaceful day spent at the lake
“no matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you.”
-zora neale hurston
irish hills, michigan, usa
walking by the river
peace does not mean to be in a place
with no chaos, trouble, or hard realities to deal with.
peace means to be in the midst of all those things
and still remain mentally, emotionally, and physically centered.
huron river, ann arbor, michigan, usa – may 2018
“peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
kinders are home again at the castle
after a long day spent challenging dragons.
“in the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.”
looking up above
watching a penguin chill
on a chilly day at the zoo.
“it’s useful to go out of this world
and see it from the perspective of another one.”
creates a beautiful and comfortable bed
for the rhino with the broken foot
so that he has a place to lie down
and recover in peace.
“as great scientists have said and as all children know,
it is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.”
-ursula k. le guin