Tag Archives: peace

tide.

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“I know how difficult it is going to be,

but I also believe that if just in one place we can win the battle over greed and callousness,

that one victory may swing the tide over the entire world.”

-Madeleine L’Engle, Dragons in the Waters

art credit: Serhii Vasylkivsky, a.k.a. the “Painter of the Sky”, National Art Museum of Ukraine

listen carefully.

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“have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”

-norton  juster, the phantom tollbooth 

 

 

huron river, ann arbor, mi, usa – january 2022

what remains.

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after many hours spent in the kinder playhouse

art, memories, stories, and a beautiful view of the world

are what still remain. 

 

“this was something sure to be crammed full of warm secrets,

like an antique clock built when peace filled the world.”

-haruki murakami

energy and daring.

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We remember the life and lasting legacy of Robert F. Kennedy
and his commitment to a more just and peaceful world with his words:
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal… he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope,
and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring,
those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest wall of oppression and resistance.”
November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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in the midst.

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“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.”

-l.r. knost

 

 

 

oakland county, michigan, usa – may 2021