Friday, November 3, 2017

DONA NOBIS PACEM - FINDING PEACE IN OVERWHELMING TIMES


POSTCARD FROM THE EDGE OF HOPE


I'm standing on the rim of the world,
at the far edge of far, 
next stop Japan.

I am thinking of you.

The news is bad.
It is very bad.

But the view is beautiful
from here.

I send you
a small postcard
of hope.

Believe in the essential goodness
of humankind.

Believe in Mother Earth
who, like us,
wants to live.

I stand on the edge
of the edge of the world.
I send you this
small postcard
of hope.

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For the  12th  annual world-wide Blogblast for Peace, led by  by Mimi Lenox every November 4th. This year's theme is Finding Peace in Overwhelming Times. I am heartened by all the good things that are happening, in the midst of all the bad news: humans helping other humans, without hesitation,  during the many tragic events we have lived through these past months. Also by such organizations as the Tree  Sisters, a global movement of women determined to plant one billion trees this year to help Mother Earth heal and catch her breath. 

In the photo above is my great-granddaughter, Lunabella, child of tomorrow, a rainbow child whose future, along with your children's, grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's, we need to be thinking of and working for right now.

Namaste.  Let us all do what we can, where we are. Love and light.



14 comments:

  1. There is hope as yet in the goodness of humankind

    Hank

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  2. The news is bleak. What a contrast though in the beauty there at the edge. And perhaps that is what can be - what we hope for, if we decide to follow the path of peace.

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  4. I, too, am heartened by the good things that are happening, *and* the hope that Lunabella, and other youthful spirits bring to our collective reality.

    Peace.

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  5. Hope for peace - it's a powerful thing. Thank you everso for dropping by - it's so nice to meet you!

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  6. Beautiful truth. I think of you often. Thank you for visiting. I still write, and continue on. ☮ ♥

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  7. Great post, I love your globe!
    Peace to you ☮

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  8. Namaste! I love the idea of planting one billion trees this year. In my life, I planted maybe a hundred trees, and though I no longer have the care of them, I hope they are still alive, still bringing peace to their scrap of Earth.

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  9. I take a knee to purr for peace today and every day.

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  10. We share the same thoughts and the same theme this year for Blogblast. You said it all - me fears and my desperate longings. Beautiful post.

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  11. Namaste. And you mind me of this line in Desiderata (an almost daily mantra of mine)...

    "With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world."

    And it is.

    Peace.

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  12. Such a beautiful photo and a terrific post. We know we can achieve peace but we've got to all participate.

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  13. What a wonderful sentiment and your photo is precious. Peace!

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  14. I absolutely love that poem! Peace!!!

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