Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Wanna Play Catch?

Wanna play catch in the global village?
There's a new game in Blogsville with the potential to well.....rock the world. It's called BLOGBLAST FOR PEACE and will make its global reappearance Wednesday, November 7, 2007. Also known as Dona Nobis Pacem in the Blogsophere or The Peace Globe Movement, it has just begun to spin totally out of control. I fully expect a planetary landslide any second.

Why am I so confident?
Because I have unwavering faith in the power of words.

And even more faith in what people of like-minded energy can collectively create when brought to the task. YOUR words - YOUR names - YOUR creations - YOUR positive energy - YOUR love vibes to the universe - YOUR hopes and prayers for a better world.

There's a certain electricity that accompanies faith fueled with hope
We are hard-pressed in these times to find it. But I've gotta tell ya folks, every time I see another Peace Globe grace my inbox - I literally get goosebumps. I've often said simplicity is the depth of all things real in this world.
Therein lies the magic of the globes.
We are not building a corporation, orchestrating a revolt, marching on the steps of Congress or collecting empirical evidence to prove a premise.
Instead, we are silently marking our world with a promise.

The world doesn't need another convention. We are not merely signing a treaty.
Our globes are more than petitions and here's why: I have found that the vast majority of bloggers are sincerely in touch with pools of untapped creativity. What's more, bloggers are willing to share their astounding gifts with each other.

I've encountered more tangible proof that the best things in life are intangible in the most unlikely of "sterile" places - an invisible online world.

I dare say we live in another dimension; where our best selves are allowed - and encouraged - to shine. How many times have I heard bloggers write about wanting to give up a writing project or a film making idea, an artistic show or short story contest, only to find a last minute "you can do it" speech in their email from another thoughtful blogger? For most of us, that kind of unconditional encouragement does not exist in the real world. And what makes it so viable is the grandness of scale. The exponential chain of unbiased and wholly volunteered support from complete strangers is unparalleled in scope and substance.
Enter online networking.

And I don't mean chain letters for profit and scams of gloom and greed. Spend some time reading comments on blogs. I find as many online gems in comment pages as in regular posts.

The variety of opinion and respect for opinion can be inspiring.
We have created a tangible virtual neighborhood - of peace.
I can't think of anything more powerful.
So why is the Peace Globe effort more than a trite comment on a simple graphic?
Why does it inspire me?

Because you've placed your entire creative presence and being onto the face of a world I live in too.
And suddenly, we are all the same.

Many of you have spoken loudly, jumped on the bandwagon to help by creating postings on your own blogs to promote this one-of-a-kind event. I am humbled and thankful and excited and inspired yet again. Dona Nobis Pacem will not happen again without all of us. Please continue to spread the word.

A special thanks to my friends who have written to encourage and offer assistance. I can always use more bloggers make globes and find globes - especially on November 7th.

When world peace is achieved I promise to stop talking about the Peace Globe. But that wasn't today - so let's keep that big beautiful ball rolling along.
Make one and then toss it to your blog neighbor. My vision is to have one on every blog. Impossible, you say? Since I began this adventure I don't use that word anymore. Listen to the wise Akelamalu, my friend from Lancashire.

Seventy million blogs
Seventy million possibilities.

One globe.


Travis said...

I was a young blogger, only a few days old when I encountered the first Dona Nobis Pacem Peace Globes last November.

I was a more confident blogger this pas June when I made a globe and wrote a post.

This time around I'll celebrate my bloggiversary and participate once again in this amazing movement.

Thank you for the vision and the medium. Thanks to the bloggers for the words and the imagery.

Mimi Lenox said...

The globes are stunning, aren't they? I'm so impressed.

Odat said...


Julie said...

I need to get mine up early because I'll be visiting another part of the globe on Nov. 7th.

I remember blog hopping during the last one and feeling the connection with each and every blogger and I'm sad that I can't do that this time. But upon my return you can know that I will be glued to my chair to witness it!

Thank you for doing this Mimi.

Margo Moon said...

Mimi, Starr Ann and I declare you an honorary cowgirl (that's a good thing). You ride hard, woman, and we admire that to no end.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

don't worry your little pencil skity over it, we'll all be there! sarge and i shall be on our trip but will find a way to post...

smiles, bee

Mauigirl said...

I'll publicize the peace globe movement on my blog after next week - am promoting Blog Action Day for the environment on mine at the moment - hope you'll join in. It's next week, October 15.

Akelamalu said...

I'm honoured Mimi that you used my globe in your post. x

There are so many beautiful globes out there I can't wait for Nov 7 - my post is ready and waiting for me to hit the publish button!

Patti said...

I am waiting for my peace globe...I believe Sanni must be swamped, since you suggested we who are not technically inclined to ask her for help.

I love seeing everyone's creations, Mimi. They are all inspiring.

Patti said...

I'm happy. I just made one with a bit of help from Kid Two.
I sent it to you. Is that all I do?

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