Somewhere in the middle of the Desert Southwest, a Songbird sings.
A simple song, a tired song, a canon of peace.
But it is more than that.
It was a breath of beauty laid brilliantly bare on a blog page - rendered by a woman who gave all she had to give on peace day. The moment I heard her sing every controversy disappeared, every fit of exhaustion, every doubt, every discouraging reminder from the naysayers in my head. If this woman can stand in front of a camera and sing a cappella, "Dona nobis pacem" as simply and purely as you will hear, then there is hope for all of us in this world of impossibles. Do yourself a favor - click the globe above and go listen to the songbird.
She sings from a place of giving.
And it is beautiful.
From Chesapeake, Virginia......Lawyer Mama writes a tale about a postcard she holds in her hand. She sees the future. It is not a pleasant dream.
In her post which came at the request of Julie Pippert's Hump Day Hmmm meme, "Next of Kin" is not your typical accounting of a reserve family's situation. There is a kind of unresolved resolve in the telling that makes me sad.
"I am my brother's next of kin," she writes. We hope and pray those words never mean what she fears they could one day mean to the members of Company G.
Interestingly, Lawyer Mama's post ended up as a featured link on Momocrats (whose headline reads "Vote for John Edwards or you're grounded!" Although I haven't chosen my candidate yet, I have to give them points for cleverness) which led to a featured link on the political progressive site, Blue Bloggin' in a post entitled Blogs For John Edwards. NYTexan, the author of Blue Bloggin' wrote "Since Wednesday was Blog for Peace and Edwards is focused on ending the war, I have added a post on Peace."
Go, Mom, Go
From Seoul, South Korea from "Where The Hell Am I?" and why is this important to me? Because today I received a peace globe from Korea and again I emphasize....why is this important to me? Let me 'splain. In November, 2006 when I first threw this challenge out to the blogworld, part of my inspiration for doing so rose from the very disturbing news that day that North Korea had plans for more nuclear testing. ExPat Jane is an attorney from California living overseas and blogging from her corner of the globe had great signifance for me today. Go, Jane, Go,
Ireland ~ Salix's Art Nook ~ Sheer loveliness....
And I learned that even cats can wear Stetsons.
What else would you expect from Tripper The Psyko Stray Cat?
This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting live from the lovely land of The Peace Globes. Tomorrow I will return to my regular scheduled program of silliness and serious thrown in the mix. I have almost made it around to everyone's blog on the Linky list from Wednesday's event. Be patient if you haven't received your T-shirt or seen your globe in the gallery - I will eventually get there! The posts have been inspiring and I will have more to report. Thanks to all who participated and especially those who commented on so many posts throughout the day. I promise never to throw you in the dungeon.
Now.....where did I put my crown??!