Pause in Peace

I don’t do this often enough. I suspect you don’t either.

I don’t go outside and just sit in the beauty. It’s important to do that occasionally.

To breathe in the Beauty of the Earth and its Peace.

To breathe in the Quiet and its calm.

To still our souls and minds so we can hear our thoughts and emotions.

To recognize Peace and to sink into it.

Peace be with you.

A Peace Far Larger Than Human Peace

It’s true that my work is with people… but in that work, I too often forget that Peace is to be made for the entire world, all creatures great and small, all our resources…

I give thanks for those who work for Peace for Earth and all its inhabitants. I give thanks to those who see the beauty of the other. Mold if you will. August on this blog will be dedicated to bugs…

Peace. There is such a longing in my heart for Peace… Will you join me?

The Earth Says I Am Here. Do We Respond, “Peace?”

We live on this beautiful planet Earth. Too often we pay no attention to that fact.

And the Earth is paying a price. Because the Earth is paying a price. The bigger price the Earth pays, the less she can support us.

It’s that simple. We must say Peace to the Earth. And act on it. The Earth is our Mother. We must love her as such.

Because if we’re not concerned with this relationship, we limit our ability to build Peace. It’s an issue of Justice: the most deeply impacted are the most marginalized and poor. It’s an issue of bounty: She must be healthy to feed us well.  It’s an issue of quality of Life: we need clean air and water and soil. It’s an issue of Beauty: Nature moves us with her outrageous Beauty. It’s an issue of Peace. Our issue of Peace.


Edges of Peace

We are different from one another. Where our edges meet is where we can create Beauty. It’s hard, because there is also opportunity to create mayhem.

We can rub along, slowly changing one another, slowly becoming more beautiful and more familiar to one another.

And actually, choose it or not, we will change one another. So why not embrace the change?

Peace is in the embrace and the changing.

Short Winter Days, Long Winter Nights, Peace

Wherever you live, however much Sunlight falls or doesn’t on your days, it’s always the right day to make it a day of Peace.

Night is so beautiful. Day is so beautiful. Winter is so beautiful. So are Spring, Summer and Fall. Peace adds its own incredible Beauty.

The Sun, the Moon, the Stars, and the Earth bring the days and nights and seasons. We bring the Peace. They’re doing their job. Are we? Now more than ever, we must Peace.



Rain the Rain of Peace!

In the last three days we’ve gotten 1 3/4″ of rain. When you’re down by almost 10 inches, that’s a huge blessing. The earth is so thirsty.

There’s more due this evening — Just a little. Just a chance. But perhaps.

And there are rainy day activities to undertake. Reading in bed in the morning is one. And changing out the Summer clothes for those more appropriate to the chill. I’m not entirely happy the warm weather is gone… but everyone had closed their pools anyway. Nothing left to do but join the gym and start the early morning swimming. Which I did.

But the Earth rejoices and we rejoice with her. Blessed be the Autumn rains. Blessed be the Peace they bring.


We Come in Peace

There they stand, sentinels at the ready. Do you need me? No. Then we will wait until you do.

It’s difficult not to anthropomorphize tech, is it?

It’s wonderful that we have it. And there has always been need. It’s just that the need is greater. For all the grey we’re still ‘way behind on water in this area.

We need to pay attention to our Earth and how we live on it. We need to take seriously in our lives the stuff we read and ooh and ah about.

Work for earth justice… She needs more help than machines can offer. Because they aren’t aliens… sadly.

But they’re still cute!

Peace on Earth. Love your Mother.



Kangaroo Peace

I don’t really know what a kangaroo is doing hanging in a tote bag on a doorknob in Central Pa. But here zi is (since we don’t know zirs gender!).

But zi certainly is a love.

Dagny was out at music the other day and all these pics of this lil guy. oooh. She was feeding zir. She and my friend Donna had a long conversation about the Anatomy and Physiology of a kangaroo. (Why yes, I do know the most interesting people!)

But it just made me think. We need to be caring for the littles. Whoever they are. Wherever they are. Let us care for the earth and all the creatures.

That way lies Peace. (and if thee is lucky there will be sqooshy faced babies to hold and feed.)