Dona Nobis Pacem - BlogBlast For Peace 2009!

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, November 05, 2009

NUMBER 27!!!

Congratulations to the Phillies on a great season.

The third anniversary of BlogBlast for PEACE is here. This one has been made more special due to my involvement with the PEACE Globe Worker Bees the last 5-6 weeks.

Please go visit the home of the Peace Globe originator MIMI of "Mimi Writes" to see the listing of all of the Peace Globes from around the world.

That is a story that has been told in bits and pieces here and on other blogs over the last few weeks. We surrounded our friend, and BlogBlast originator, Mimi as she ushered her daddy out of his pain and onto his final journey.

I was asked to help and create PEACE Globes for some 8 other people and that allowed me to see inside their desires and hopes. It helped me to get even closer to this special event.

This year’s biggest event of course, was my marrying the most wonderful Nancy . She has brought lightness and PEACE into my life which had been missing for way to long.

That soundtrack that continually plays in the back of my brain has always influenced my thought process. Some people can quote words by Tennyson and Whitman and Frost.

For me it is the words of James Taylor and B.B. King and Robert Fripp and Elmore James and others. For so long I envied those who had paid more attention than I in English classes in high school and then I began to realize that I also have a love of poetry…mine just happens to be accompanied by music.

Again this year, I have used words from a song to express my hopes for PEACE. In the past I have used Lennon and Stevens and Tempchin (the Eagles) and Whitfield and Strong…and this year Robert Fripp & Peter Sinfield…

The lyrics on my globe come from finale of a recurring theme on the second album by King Crimson, entitled IN THE WAKE OF POSEIDON. The album opens with “PEACE – A Beginning”:

I am the ocean
Lit by the flame
I am the mountain
PEACE is my name
I am the river
Touched by the wind
I am the story
I never end.

The story of PEACE and conflict never do seem to end. Since Cain killed his brother Abel in a fit of jealousy we have had conflict upon conflict. But we are always striving for the PEACE that seems to be just out of reach.

The second part of the song entitled “PEACE – A Theme” is the instrumental portion of the song...

and then there is “PEACE – An End” from which I quoted on this year's PEACE Globe…

PEACE is a word
Of the sea and the wind.
PEACE is a bird who sings
As you smile.
PEACE is the love
Of a foe as a friend;
PEACE is the love you bring
To a child

Searching for me
You look everywhere,
Except beside you.
Searching for you
You look everywhere,
But not inside you.

PEACE is a stream
From the heart of a man;
PEACE is a man, whose breadth
Is the dawn.
PEACE is a dawn
On a day without end;
PEACE is the end, like death
Of the war.

The lines “searching for you, you look everywhere, but not inside you” are those that hit me the first time I listened. I have always thought those words ring so true with so many people; myself included.

Think about it. How many times have you felt you were lacking in something, yet you never looked at who you are, to see that your life is more complete that you think?

That is how I relate to those words. And with PEACE, I think they are even truer. If you desire PEACE, you need to find it inside of you before you go looking for it from others.

Today, throughout the Bloggosphere and on Facebook and iPeace, people are writing words and sharing their PEACE Globes…

Perhaps today is, as the song says “PEACE is a dawn on a day without end” and we are moving closer to “PEACE is the end, like death of the war”

We are all participating because we are hopeful that is the case.

PEACE to you all...

King Crimson during the recording of this album:
· Robert Fripp - guitars, mellotron & devices
· Peter Sinfield - lyrics
· Greg Lake - vocals
· Mel Collins - flute & saxophones
· Michael Giles - drums
· Peter Giles - bass
· Keith Tippett - piano

75 Of Your Sparks

  1. Travis Cody Says:
  2. It's fitting that you incorporate music into this post, because your particular brand of peace flows from music.

    Congratulations on a year of joys!

  3. DrillerAA09 Says:
  4. Very nicely done sir, very nicely done.

  5. Julie Says:
  6. This is going to be a fantastic day...i can feel it. Thanks for being an early morning part of it! Wonderful post Vinnie!

  7. Peace to you and yours today!

  8. Schmoop Says:
  9. Good luck with your efforts today. Cheers Vin!!

  10. ...I am sure Mr. Matsui is at peace...

  11. Unknown Says:
  12. I think we are on the same wavelength this year. Wishing you Miles of Smiles and Peace to you and yours.

  13. LAC Says:
  14. I've done the globes for the last year or two and cannot believe I ran out of time this year. There's just so much going on. But I am so proud of your efforts on its behalf! Hope the day is a success!

  15. TRAVIS: Thank you Sir...for all your help these past weeks

    DRILLER: Thank you Sir

    JULIE: It shall be a sunshine filled, PEACEFULLY wonderful day

    SECRET AGENT WOMAN: And to you

    MATT-MAN: Thank you Sir

    PHFRANKIE: I bet he is!

    ADELLE: Thank you for stopping by..PEACE to you

    SHUTTERBUG: So much going on in your life..hopefully you will be back next year.

  16. Mimi Lenox Says:
  17. "I am the story.
    I never end."

    ...brought me to tears. So we tell it and we tell it and we tell it some more.
    What a humbling experience for me to be surrounded by all of you during the last few week and now I feel it even more profoundly throughout the Internet. There is a different feel to this BlogBlast..almost like an evolution of internal change for many people in so many ways.

    I love the music you have incorporated here. For me there is no greater peace than music and words together.

    Happy 2nd month anniversary to you and the beautiful Nancy. Part of my joy has been watching the two of you evolve into such a strong partnership and force - yes I said force - of love. May you always stay wrapped up in the peace that is found within yourselves and in each other.

    Much love,

  18. Mimi Lenox Says:

  20. Congrats and well wishes on a long and prosperous marriage! Love, it's a beautiful thing! I am so proud that Mimi has brought the lot of us together with the peace globe movement as well. Thank you for all you've done and thank you for stopping by my place today.

    Peace be with you and yours!

    CrAzY Working Mom

  21. Vinny, you are in my heart and soul on this great day of peace and celebration! You are a wonderful friend! :)

  22. jmb Says:
  23. Third year for me too. May peace be with us all sooner rather than later.

  24. Unknown Says:
  25. A wonderful post sir.

  26. Anndi Says:
  27. When we find our way to our inner peace we see that peace is everywhere, in everything... music, bees, flowers, we just have to tough it out and allow ourselves to see it.

  28. Patti Says:
  29. You always demonstrate to your readers how much peace you get from all the music you love, Vinny, and this post certainly exemplifies that.

    May you find peace today and always.

  30. Jay Says:
  31. Well done Vinny! Excellent PEACE post my friend.

  32. That is impressive, bringing King Crimson into your Peace Globe presentation.

    Very well done.

  33. Marilyn Says:
  34. Thank you so much for your hard work in this movement.

    Peace to you and yours.

  35. OBLadyBug Says:
  36. The way of peace is the way of love...and you've brought much needed love into my life. We've found our peace together.

  37. OBLadyBug Says:
  38. PS
    Congratulations on the Yankees 27th!

  39. Kenny Page Says:
  40. Very nice! I hope it all can make a difference.

  41. Robin Says:
  42. Beautiful words to choose. Thank you for sharing them, and for all the hard work you and the other workers bees put in to make this year's BlogBlast for Peace happen. I'm proud to be a small part of it again this year.

    Congratulations too on your wedding. Everything begins with peace within, at home.

  43. Carver Says:
  44. Great post and globe. Congratulations on your marriage this year. Peace to you and yours, Carver

  45. storyteller Says:
  46. What a lovely way to celebrate and share peace! Love the music and the lyrics. Congratulations on finding and marrying Nancy who brings you peace. Thanks so much for visiting all 4 of my Peace Posts and leaving the link back here. How wonderful that you were able to assist others in creating Peace Globes to share. I look forward to visiting as many participants as time permits on this special day. I'm glad to have encountered your lovely blog through your visits to my Peace Posts this morning. I look forward to returning as time permits ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,
    Happily Retired Gal

    "Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength." St Francis de Sales

  47. MIMI: Thank you for allowing us to ride along this year...Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    TISHA: Thanks for coming by

    MARY: We hold our friends closer on a day like today

    JMB: I agree totally

    JOHN: Thank you Sir

    ANNDI: We must start with ourselves and then the word shall spread

    PATTI: We go to what we know best - Peace

    JAY: Thank you Sir

    SOUTHERN: Each year I delve into my background to find something unique..thanks

    MARILYN: When you love it, it is not work

    NANCY: My love, my life...forever

    KEN: We all do Sir..thanks

    ROBIN: Thank you for coming by...and I begins at home indeed PEACE

    CRAVER: Thank you very much for your words and wishes and visit

    STORYTELLER: Thank you so much..It is a labor of love for me to share the lyrics that have touched my soul

  48. DrillerAA09 Says:
  49. May the God of all creation give you the peace that passes all understanding on this day.

  50. j Says:
  51. I read your post last night but I didn't want to be the first to comment *sheepish grin*

    This was so well written. And your actions leading up to this day were... noble. And good. And what true friendship should be.

    And yeah, peaceful too :)

    Enjoy the day Bond.

  52. DRILLER: Beautifully said Sir

    JENNIFER: Thank you for your kind words...and you should have been first! LOL

  53. Akelamalu Says:
  54. Wonderful post and fabulous Peace Globe. Thankyou for dropping by to see mine m'dear and congratulations on your marriage! :)

  55. Raven Says:
  56. Congratulations on your marriage! May it be long and happy. I love the poem/song. Favorite line: Peace is the love of a foe as a friend. Beautiful. Peace be with you.

  57. TomCat Says:
  58. Hi Bond. First, thanks for your visit and comment at Politics Plus. My article today was my first contribution. I appreciate the opportuniity to join with you folks. Kudos!!

  59. Bravo! Peace to you...

  60. mark's tails Says:
  61. Peace to you and your peace globe worker bees, and congrats to the Yankee's

  62. Pam Says:
  63. wishing you peace, love, and understanding...thx for stopping by my blog and being a blogblast bee :0)

  64. You know, I was going to say something totally different, but then I read Nancy's comment, and I lost all thought of my previous comment.

    Your love is shining. Thanks, again, for sharing with all of us.

    It gives me a peaceful feeling.

  65. Sadie Says:
  66. Well, hello back atcha. It has been a while, and many changes (for both of us, it seems). ;)

    Good to see you again. And beautiful peace globe...

  67. Barb Says:
  68. Music IS poetry, Vinnie!

    One voice. One heart. One prayer. Peace xo

  69. Since Cain killed his brother Abel

    I'd imagine it was long before that tale of woe...

  70. Really wonderful post with great music snippets and evocative lyrics. Yes, lyrics are poetry - in my 12th grade English class we were encouraged to consider lyrics as poetry by a very wise teacher.

    Peace to you, Bond.

  71. Peace to and every day!

  72. Daryl Says:
  73. Peace!

  74. Patti Says:
  75. Off topic but music-related:

    What was the favorite music of the Pilgrims?

  76. Amanda Moore Says:
  77. So your the one behind this awesome peace globe. I saw the link on Mimi's and had not made the time to follow it. I really love it it speaks volumes, as does this whole post! I think we are lucky to be a part of today and Mimi should be proud of being behind it!
    Peace to you always!

  78. Babs-beetle Says:
  79. There are lots of lovely posts for peace today and this is one of them :)

  80. Great contribution and globe!

    Thanks for visiting mine too :-)

  81. AKELAMALU: Thank you for coming by and supporting Peace Globes

    RAVEN: Thank you for your wishes and I also love that line

    TOMCAT: Peace to you

    POETRYMAN: And Peace to you

    MARKS TAILS: And Peace to you also

    CIERA: And thank you for coming by here

    SONGBIRD: You are so kind..thank you dear

    SADIE: yes changes galore...PEACE

    BARB: That it is

    POETRYMAN: Not sure there was too much before then

    JULIA: AN excellent teacher they were indeed - Peace to you

    ISLAND CATS: thanks for coming by

    DARYL: Peace to you and yours

    PATTI: You crack me up

    MOOREBLOGLIFE: How very kind of you to say...thank you so very much

    BABS: A great day it is

  82. Creativity is the font of peace. Thanks for sharing yours and for promoting the peace--one Globe at a Time!

  83. Dawn Drover Says:
  84. A wonderful post!

    This says it all...

    "If you desire PEACE, you need to find it inside of you before you go looking for it from others."

    PEACE :)

  85. BORDER: Thank you so much for visiting

    DAWN: Thank you so much

  86. Mike Golch Says:
  87. Bond,Great posting.I hope that you will like my humble posting compaired to others postings.

  88. Carletta Says:
  89. I intentionally include music in my life everyday. I was an English major in college and I can't quote those people you mention - maybe Shakespeare. :)
    If music is a universal language maybe it can lead us where we want to be.
    Thank you for your work and time and energy to make Mimis vision a reality.
    Happy Marriage too! Congrats!

  90. Ralph Says:
  91. A peaceful world is needed, but not all see that. Peace in our lives comes from within, we feel it and need it. All don't feel such, but we must contribute to a peaceful discourse by continuing to live the peace we feel. Can we change the world alone? Probably not, but we must continue to show our peaceful hearts. Hearts ca be changed one at a time...

  92. Finding Pam Says:
  93. I would like to thank you and your fellow worker bees for helping folks like me with my peace globe.

    Your globe and message are wonderful. Music soothes my soul.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog,

    Peace and love,

  94. GLOGIRLY Says:
  95. Thank you for a beautiful post. Your message of peace is inspiring.

    Peace to you, Bond.
    Katie & Glogirly

  96. Kimmie Says:
  97. Hey Vinnybond,
    A beautiful blend of words and music. You have such a way of making one "feel"...what a gift.

    Blessings to you and Nancy, your happiness shines, I am happy for you both.

    Thank You for visiting today my dear friend...and yes, our new blessing will arrive next Friday at 9:30am via C-section. We are all very excited. :)

    PEACE and LOVE,

  98. Great job on the post and the peace globe(s). Hope it has been a rewarding day.

  99. Fabulous lyrics in the song you choose. Wonderful, wonderful post.

  100. katherine. Says:
  101. you might have been the first to post from the hive...and I was surely the last.

    and we both speak to poetry and music.

    The comment by OBLB was awfully touching.

  102. RW Says:
  103. I lost money on the Phillie's, I am in a bad mood. Very nice Peace Globe I have not had the chance to make one yet.

  104. Ivanhoe Says:
  105. Beautiful words and beautiful music. Way to go Worker Bee!

    Although not from NYC, I was rooting for them ;o) Congrats!

  106. Karen Jo Says:
  107. You made a truly wonderful peace globe and I love the music. Peace to you and yours and congratulations on your marriage.

  108. Thank you for visiting our blog Vinny ~ peace and love to you.

  109. Thank you for visiting our blog. This is a great post for peace. Your Peace globe is wonderful and we like the lyric too.
    Peace to you and your family!!!

  110. Thanks fpr visiting and thanks for the offer of help.. Peace to you. GJ and Carol x

  111. Sanni Says:
  112. Vinny - thank you so much... for this excellent post, wonderful globe and making this world much more peaceful.

    3 years ago I sat down on The Couch for the first time - while making the rounds on Blogblast for peace. Peace Globes connecting people, that's just one effect of this movement I love.

    Peace to you and your beautiful wife Nancy - today and always!

  113. Debra Says:
  114. And a happy belated peace day to you!


  115. Michelle Says:
  116. Wow.

    Ok, that is so lacking as a decent reply, but - the lyrics, the globe, the music. It just works so well and... wow.

    and I'm honoured to meet up with another Peace bee. :-)

    Belated Happy Peace Day wishes to you.

  117. Mimi Lenox Says:
  118. Vinny Bee Bond,

    You are #1511 in the Peace Globe Gallery.


  119. Tug Says:
  120. Beautiful peace globe Vinny!!

    What an awesome series...congrats to the Phillies on a great season, and YAY.YANKEES!!!

  121. An awesome post, I enjoyed every minute of it ... beautiful peace globe ..

    .. thanks for dropping in.

  122. Nessa Says:
  123. Wonderful peace post.

    Sunny Sunday #5 - Paper Sol

  124. Fred Says:
  125. I'm the 74th commenter? Really?

    It's tough to add anything original at this point.

    Hope you guys had a great weekend.

  126. AngelBaby Says:
  127. Beautifully done. I loved your globe and your story. Great post.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Love and Blessings,


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