Dona Nobis Pacem

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A little less than two years ago I was introduced to a woman who has become a most excellent friend. How did this introduction come to pass? Well, I saw something about a thing called PEACE GLOBES out in the bloggosphere and followed the trail of breadcrumbs until I came upon a site called MIMI WRITES.

I read the first post ..her inspiration post, which you can find HERE.

Today, I went back to her first BLOG BLAST FOR PEACE post, her story of Papa and the blue marble and went through the comments. Back then, I was just anonymous...but I am almost 90% positive this was my comment:

"OH MY Mimi.... brilliant...You spun the heartwarming tale of Papa into this Special Day

I am thrilled I found Bestest, which allowed me to find Cathy...which brought me to you!

Thank you Papa for the inspiration to your grand-daughter....And thank you Mimi for your inspiration to all of us."


I have participated in every single one of the BLOG BLASTS FOR PEACE, also know as DONA NOBIS PACEM and through them all, my circle of friends grew. I trumpeted this great event again in December of '06 and then June of '07 and the year Anniversary in November of '07.

A small idea...and Mimi was helped as some left breadcrumbs around the bloggosphere and others followed...

Now, here we are celebrating the fifth DONA NOBIS PACEM and it is incredible how this tiny little thing, begun by one woman has grown in the Bloggosphere. Last November we were even able to get a small mention in Wikipedia, but they did not think it was important enough and discarded the entry.

I think it is time to do so once more and if many people go in and enter it, maybe the small minded people there will see that this is an IMPORTANT EVENT!

We also did a poem for Mimi which you can read on my First Anniversary of DONA NOBIS PACEM post...

As is the case here on The Couch, I have skewed my posts toward music that has a peaceful message.

Below are the links to our past contributions...and then this Celebration's musical message.

Thank you Papa...for the blue marble...for the inspiration...Thank You Mimi for your continued selflessness in spreading a most incredibly important message. Over the last month Mimi has given us multiple reasons from around the globe on why PEACE IS IMPORTANT. You can find those posts along her sidebar if you have not read them yet. All inspiring in their their tragedy...

Bless you all...Peace to you all...If we are free we can find PEACE!...

All the world over, so easy to see
People everywhere just wanna be free

Listen, please listen, that's the way it should be

Peace in the valley, people got to be free

You should see what a lovely, lovely world this'd be

Everyone learns to live together

Seems to me such an easy, easy thing should be

Why can't you and me learn to love one another

All the world over, so easy to see

People everywhere just wanna be free (wanna be free)

I can't understand it, so simple to me (it is)

People everywhere just got to be free

If there's a man who is down and needs a helping hand

All it takes is you to understand and to pull him through

Seems to me we got to solve it individually

And I'll do unto you what you do to me

There'll be shoutin' from the mountains on out to sea (out to sea)

No two ways about it, people have to be free (they got to be free)

Ask me my opinion, my opinion will be (ah-ha)

It's a natural situation for a man to be free

Oh, what a feelin's just come over me
It's enough to move a mountain, make a blind man see

Everybody's dancin' c'mon let's go see

Peace in the valley, now they want to be free

See that train over there

Now that's the train of freedom

It's about to arrive any minute, now

You know, it's been long, long overdue

Look out 'cause it's comin' right on through


41 Of Your Sparks

  1. Travis Cody Says:
  2. Breadcrumbs...yup. I followed the breadcrumbs too. And I'm glad I did.

    This is an amazing community and I'm honored to be a part of it.

    Peace to you and yours on this Blog Blast Day.

  3. Mimi Lenox Says:
  4. Vinny my friend.... Our paths did cross by way of Dona nobis pacem blog eons ago. And you remain my blogging buddy and wonderful friend to this day. Thank you for promoting, thank you for believing in this project.
    Thank you for being a voice of peace on your big leather couch for all the see and hear. And the music! Always fabulous.

    It's funny. I went through the comments yesterday from the last BlogBlast and read your poem again. It always makes me smile.

    Peace to you and your lovely darlin' Nancy. May you both have all the love and joy you so richly deserve.


  5. Anndi Says:
  6. She did good, didn't she? :)

    Peace to you and your corner of the world...

    Dona Nobis Pacem

  7. Liz Hill Says:
  8. Beautiful globe sugar. Thanks for following the breadcrumbs.


  9. DrillerAA Says:
  10. Wonderful song choice.
    "All we are saying,
    is give peach a chance."

    Have a day filled with peace.

  11. Twyla Says:
  12. I do believe that we met through Peace globes way back when. Didn't we? :-)
    Peace to you.

  13. RW Says:
  14. Awesome song Vin and great globe! Happy Peace day to you!!

  15. TRAVIS: And Peace to you Brother.

    MIMI: I am just a tiny cog in your dream...and I am honored to keep churning to make that dream come true.

    ANNDI: Yes, she did good... May you find your Peace

    TURNBABY: They are tiny...but we continue to follow.

    DRILLERAA: Peace to you Sir

    TWYLA: I am quite sure you are correct. See, it does more than promote brings us friends

  16. Julie Says:
  17. SO I'm sitting here in the quietness of my morning...the time I relish more then any other time of my day...singing a song out loud that held some mighty powerful words. I never knew all the words before Vinny..thanks for sharing them.

    Now if you don't mind...I'm going to sing them again...with a tissue near by.

    Fantastic posting for a very important day.

  18. Odat Says:
  19. Peace :-)

  20. Schmoop Says:
  21. Great post Vin. Here's to Peace. Cheers!!

  22. wow, nice globe bond! peace my friend...

    smiles, bee

  23. JULIE: Sing it loud...sing it proud my sweet friend

    ODAT: And to you

    MATT-MAN: TY Sir...Cheers back

  24. BEE: Thanks...Peace

  25. may we all find peace my friend

  26. You do it all with class, my friend. Peace to you, your family and darlin'...

  27. Ivanhoe Says:
  28. I'm aboard! Have a peaceful day and let love rule! :o)

  29. Tug Says:
  30. I love the message on yours Bond, as well as the song - one of my all time faves!

    I didn't (obviously) get to it this time...


    MAYBE next one - it's a wonderful movement.

  31. Beautiful sentiment on your globe, Vincente. I wholeheartedly concur.

    Peace to you, my friend, now that you have happiness in your soul once again.

  32. Barb Says:
  33. Wishing you, me, all of us, peace.

  34. Dr. A Says:
  35. Peace. Nice plug on the show last night for Blogblast.

  36. Lovely post Vinny. You say it so well. Peace my friend!

  37. katherine. Says:
  38. well done Vincent....peace.

  39. Bond, you, Mimi and all of the others have done well to promote this idea and help it grow.

    Well done.

  40. Kimmie Says:
  41. Just beautiful Bond! I love your Peace Globe and your song...Perfect!

    Peace to you my friend.

  42. cathy Says:
  43. That's a song.
    Get matt- man to sing it!

    I did a poem too but it is from the other side, well misery is my muse.

    Peace dude!

    Wouldn't you know it,
    Old hippies never die.
    They're sitting on a couch
    Posting peaceglobes in the sky.

    ( that one's for you just off the top of my head)

  44. Jeff B Says:
  45. Handing the conductor my ticket and climbing aboard.

    Peace my friend.

  46. Bar Says:
  47. Peace to you, Bond

  48. OBLadyBug Says:
  49. Beautiful message on your globe my dear. As always you’ve done an awesome job.
    Peace to all!

  50. Anonymous Says:
  51. Very well done - love your globe, Mr Vinny! My mom has told me so much about you!

    Peace to you and yours!

  52. Anonymous Says:
  53. Great to see you on board and what a nice Globe!
    Mine is up too :-)
    Hello from Norway - peace to you and the one you love!

  54. Sandee Says:
  55. Peace to you and yours Bond. :)

  56. SARGE: Amen to that Sir

    BUD: And to you and your family my friend

    IVANHOE: Thanks for visiting and Peace to you

    TUG: If you feel it in your heart, you are a part of the movement

  57. SONGBIRD: May you and your family be surrounded by Peace always

    SKITTLES: I concur ...thank you

    DR. A: TY Sir..I had to get it in!

    STARRLIGHT: Thank you dear friend...

  58. KATHERINE: And Peace to you and yours

    RWA: Many small pieces make a huge movement

    KIMMIE: So Sweet...thank you

    CATHY: I loved it thank you

    JEFF: First class seats only Sir...take one

  59. LAYLA: And to you my friend

    NANCY: Kisses to you my darlin'

    I2: Thanks for the visit and Peace

    RENNYBA: Welcome and thank you

    SANDEE: And to you and to all

  60. Fred Says:
  61. Maybe if our politicians can follow the same breadcrumbs, we'd be in a different place.

    Perfect choice of music.


  62. Sparky Duck Says:
  63. Peace Out 008

  64. Anonymous Says:
  65. Love and PEACE to you and yours, my dear friend!

  66. j Says:
  67. Loved the history behind your BlogBlast for Peace post. This was my first year to participate and it is both an honor, and quite humbling as well. I wish that it was unneccessary to have a BlogBlast for Peace, but I appreciate Mimi for what she has done to promote Peace.

    Be blessed.


  68. TopChamp Says:
  69. I love that globe design. Somehow I didn't expect your song to be so jolly - don't know why!


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