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.
DONA NOBIS PACEM - NOVEMBER 7, 2006
DONA NOBIS PACEM DECEMBER 24-25, 2006
DONA NOBIS PACEM -JUNE 6, 2007
DONA NOBIS PACEM - NOVEMBER 7, 2007 - 1st ANNIVERSARY!
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 sadness...in 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
LET'S ALL GET ON BOARD!