Dona Nobis Pacem - Today and Everyday

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Sunday, November 04, 2012

Today we celebrate the 6th Anniversary of BLOGBLAST FOR PEACE. 

It seems like yesterday I found an excellent writer who was blogging under the name Mimi Lenox.  She had a way of weaving her words into a portrait your minds-eye could see as clear as if it were right in front of you.

And then in October of 2006 she began writing about this idea...a day of blogging about one thing - PEACE.

A simple concept, especially for one who spent their teens during the upheaval of the Vietnam War and the protests across our country.

I was in immediately. 

My first globe was simple...and amateuristic, and, of course, it contained a reference to music as all my post have since that first Peace Globe post.

Big Leather Couch has not been very active recently because of my move more toward Music On The Couch, but my love of this movement and the goal we have chosen is still deeply ingrained in my DNA.

This year, with the disaster of Sandy still in front of us it occurred to me that, during a natural disaster people come together.  It does not matter if that person who is in need of assistance is a different color or a different religion,  

We hold out our hand and offer PEACE...isn't that what it is after all?

That food you offer gives them PEACE in their belly.

That item of clothing gives them PEACE to ward off the cold.

The bed or piece of floor you supply allows them PEACE to re-energize.

That smile you show them gives them PEACE that it will all be OK.

So, I ask, why can't this happen every day?

Why can't we extend this PEACE to those across a border as easily as we do for those across the street?

I do not believe it is because we know that neighbor...I watched a woman in an apartment in lower Manhattan talk about not knowing her fellow apartment dwellers AT ALL, before they were plunged into darkness...and now, they all sleep with their doors ajar to ensure they are all safe.

Strangers, living within feet of each other pulled together by a common cause.

This planet has a common cause.  Whether you are Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim - our common cause is to SURVIVE.

The easiest way to reach that goal is to find a way to accept PEACE

Hate is not something in our DNA at is a learned trait.  

What does that mean?  Folks, within ONE GENERATION, we could have PEACE...maybe not 100% but much more than we have now and all we need to do is swallow any learned hate we have inside us and not share it with our children.

ONE GENERATION...think about that and then remember the next time the hate that is inside you wants to come out, don't pass it on to the next generation.

Dona Nobis Pacem - Let There be Peace

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9 Of Your Sparks

  1. Mike Golch Says:
  2. Dona Nobis Pacem.

  3. Janet White Says:
  4. Six years together on this another hopeful day. Beautiful article. Dona Nobis Pacem

  5. Finding Pam Says:
  6. Peace be with you.

  7. Wonderful post. So true, we set aside differences in times of disaster - why not every day?

  8. Travis Cody Says:
  9. Well said Sir.

    Peace to you, Nancy, and all your friends and family on this Blog Blast Day and in all the days to come.

  10. Mimi Lenox Says:
  11. It is time. You got to the core of the issue - turning our hearts from hate to love. And your globe reflects those core values.

    I really appreciate the story about the apartment dweller. That should give all of us hope for humanity.

    Much love to you and Nancy.
    Peace and Happy BlogBlast!

  12. Karen Jo Says:
  13. What you wrote about not passing hate along is so true. Peace be with you, now and always.

  14. Michelle Says:
  15. Absolutely brilliant.

    I can't add anything beyond that. No wait! I can add that this post made me feel hope and it made me smile. :)

    I love your ideas.

    Best Peace blessings back... and yes it is amazing to think we've been a part of Queen Mimi's wonderful realm for so many years.

  16. Annelisa Says:
  17. Peace to you and yours, old peace-blogging friend! :-)

    (A link to your post will be on "Peace Bloggers Unite" later)


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