A creative young woman from Germany who calls herself Sanni has stolen my heart today.
Not one to believe in accidents, I am convinced a little angel sent her to me; not only that, but said angel would want me to share her with you. Sanni doesn't do things ordinarily. Her blog is full of substance and beauty - just like Sanni herself.
On Friday, November 17, 2006 she wrote a post in response to my own commentary called 15 Reasons Why I Miss Peace Globes. Apparently, so does she.
Imagine my surprise today when I stumbled upon her to find (among other things) a slideshow in the sidebar of her blog complete with an animated rainbow and shooting stars. And what is so special about that, you may ask?
And that's not all. As if I needed another reason to get excited about this project! Sanni wrote a poem that eloquently describes exactly how I feel about Dona Nobis Pacem in the Blogosphere and the impact it's had on my life. Let's put this in perspective. She's a mere 32 years old. An example of all that is right with her generation. Maybe a new cycle of social activism has begun for the cause of peace - as I recently discussed with a Lennon-generation-friend on the phone - isn't it time for the old wave to catch up with the new?
She has caught the vision.
Not to over-quote Lennon, mind you - but let's do. Why not? He was a visionary before his time for the cause of peace. There has never been another "sound" quite like John Lennon's voice singing......"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one."....
I don't think we can repeat that enough. No matter how many times I've seen bloggers use it to personify our peace day, I never tire of it.
If John Lennon were alive today and a blogger, I have no doubt he would be signing his own Peace Globe right along with us - and marching that tune around the blogosphere with ordinary people like you and me. And he would discover - as I have - that my friendly neighborhood peace bloggers are far from the range of mundane.
He would also be lighting candles - like the one that 8,000,000 others have lit via the link on Sanni's sight. She has hopes for that many bloggers to make peace globes one day. So do I.
NOTE: Peace Globes are ONGOING. Write me and I'll tell you how to participate in BlogBlast For Peace. You can still make a globe and have it entered in the gallery. We've love to have at least one from every country.