Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Dona Nobis Pacem ~ A Revolution of Words (June 2008)

UPDATE: The next BlogBlast For Peace launch is November 4, 2014. Click the logo below to get your peace globe. Don't miss it!
November 4, 2010
The Peace Globe Gallery

And now on with June 2008's BlogBlast For Peace Day: It was amazing!
This post will stay up through Sunday so that bloggers have time to visit, as many are still contributing globes and posts. Thank you for blogging for peace today. Please sign the Mr. Linky so that I can keep up with your peace posts and document the day. I hope you will take time to read and visit everyone. The globes are beautiful and the posts inspiring. Brava to the blogosphere. Mimi
A Changing Queen In An Upside Down World For the past thirty days I've been fulfilling a promise, one I made to myself and a commitment to my readers. I wanted to bring to this project a bit more - no, a lot more - personal enlightenment on a very painful subject. War. Conflict. What is happening on the globe right now? Who is fighting whom? What are they fighting about? Why are they STILL fighting? It was not easy to condense the facts into nutshell posts hitting the highlights of very complicated sociological and political scenarios, but I wanted to bring a human face and an honest reaction to the page. I wanted to add substance and reality to the Peace Globe movement in a way that affects us personally - wherever we may live.
It was not easy to look at or digest. For me. Or for you.

So I wrote Thirty Days Thirty Reasons To Fly A Peace Globe - day one, day two, day three and so on. I had no idea what I was in for. At the beginning the idea was met with enthusiasm and encouragement. Your comments were insightful and steady. As time passed, the readers had little left to say and comments withered away. You weren't used to Her Highness the Whimsy Queen waxing off into statistically frightful fonts. What did I, Mimi Pencil Skirt, know about jungles and deserts and wars after all? There are no bombs falling in Bloggingham. Landmines do not plague my marketplace. Maybe I should stop all this violence nonsense and stick to intelligent cyber-fluff. Then I began to get emails like this one, "Mimi, I don't want you to think I'm not reading. I am but I have no idea what to say. It is too overwhelming."


So that's it. A few times I started to soft pedal the process out of respect for my audience. I couldn't fault anyone for not following my sorrowful journey. I, myself, admittedly, started to slip into sadness , survival guilt even, as the violent stories turned over and over in my mind day after day and I realized that so many human beings just a plane hop away from me endure lives of horror just outside their doorsteps. Everyday.




Is this too much for people to read, I asked?





Should I stop? But each time I started to do that, someone else would write and essentially say "I want more. I am learning. I never knew this before. It is hard but I want to look. Keep going."
I couldn't stop. The promise you know......

So I decided to soil my skirt and trek through the world's ugliest secrets. One by one........ Sri Lanka, Darfur, Iraq, Pakistan, Ogaden, Myanmar, Colombia, Israel/Palestine, Philippines, Laos, Afghanistan, Peru, Turkey, Papau, Uganda, Somalia, Kashmir, Senegal, Niger Delta, Nagaland, Chechnya, Maghred, Kivu, SouthThailand, Chad, Mexico, Balochistan, War On Terror,  Saudi Arabia, and The Sahara Desert.


I learned a lot. A lot about me.
And you.
And them.

It was heartbreaking. And then one day - just when I thought I should quit for my own sanity - I got a letter from Margo Moon at The Starr Ann Chronicles. She wrote,
"Had to let you know that today, I received my third Peace Post preview from a fellow blogger. Just wanted you to be aware that bloggers take their Peace posts so seriously, that drafts get passed back and forth for inspection, then they get tweaked, and sent around again." She called the movement "organic."


Another blogger added soon after, "I am so proud to be in this movement." I never thought I had a voice. Until now."
How could I not be humbled by this? Someone, somewhere, was reading. And they were not turning away.
Whoever heard of serenity in the midst of war? Whoever heard of beauty and bravery on a blog? Whoever heard of reaching across the table, across the continent, and extending a hand of peace to people I don't even know? Citizens - imagine - on a web page whose country might be at war with mine, whose politics seem like a cry for war and where religion is used as violence and hate? Can I cross the blog border and forget all that and just remember that voices of peace can't war?


Unheard of. Whoever heard of such a thing?

truth is - Sometimes love whispers and sometimes it screams

but it is always heard.

So my privileged Milanis marched through the mud again.

I changed.
Not my boots.
But my heart

I learned a lot.
A lot about me


A lot about you
And a lot about her


And him



I found this photo of a marine in the public domain national archives. It was taken by an unknown photographer in Da Nang, Vietnam. The year was 1965.
As much as I deeply respect those who served our country then and those who serve now to keep me free, my prayer is that not one more fresh-faced boy or girl has to die for that freedom.


Not here. Not anywhere.


Not your child. Or mine.
Shouldn't he be getting dressed for the prom or something? He looks like my own son. All I know for sure is that he is somebody's son.
And he should not be standing in a field with a gun strapped over his tender shoulder.



My war posts are not just encyclopedia fantasies. They are real. And on the page they screamed DON'T LOOK.

I ask that you


LOOK


I don't have all the answers. But I do know this: Through all the war zones my pencil skirt waded through this month, one message rang perfectly clear.

We all just want to live happy and safe with the people we love.

It really isn't more complicated than that.


How, Mimi Pencil Skirt - as one reader recently asked - can you use the word revolution in the same sentence as peace? "Because," I said with a mouth full of unexpected resolve ..."because I now know the meaning of revolution."



I am turning. Turning. Changing. As I learn to love people who might look like an adversary at first glance, but whose brown eyes match mine a half a world away and seem hauntingly familiar.

I am turning. Changing. As I read.

And walk through jungles
with starving children
with nothing to hide behind
but my words

Now I have yours, too.
I thank you for blogging across the globe for the cause of peace in our world
and for whispering, screaming, railing against the suffering we see....
I thank you for looking.
I am deeply moved to be in the presence of such company of caring
and incredible human beings
I am honored to be among the peace-keepers


Tonight, I have been attacked by the presence of peace -
and a thing called hope In the midst of a warring world I stumble through
with you
believing that words are powerful
believing that this matters.

I don't know why my grandfather's loving eyes gave me gifts of handmade earth-shaped marbles in a bowl that grace my piano top today, nor why he planned for me, all those years ago, to write about his prayers. I don't know why.
But I do know how.

And so do you.
Let the revolution begin.

Starting a new Mr. Linky for those who still need to sign! Please visit the peace bloggers who signed the Mr. Linky on BlogBlast day.
They are listed below! If you'd like to link them on your blog, just copy this code.


1. Samantha & Mr. Tigger-Blogblast for Peace 2. Speedcat Hollydale 3. Travis 4. Raven
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Shinade 6. Akelamalu 7. Picturing of Life 8. Lori Hahn 9. Sonny 10. Gattina
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babyamore 12. Dragonheart & Merlin 13. Marilyn MonREOW 14. MaoMao & the Ballicai
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Thomma Lyn 16. Mar 17. Jeni Hill Ertmer 18. Sojourner's Place 19. Skeezix the Peace Cat
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RennyBA 21. TRIPPER THE PSYKO STRAY COWBOY CAT 22. Kitty Limericks
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Lifecruiser 24. barbara in France 25. Gretchen 26. Gandalf & Grayson
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WillThink4Wine 28. Mike the Mysterious 29. Dorothy 30. Daisy the Curly Cat
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A Nice Place In The Sun 32. Shrijnana 33. Sharon's Reservoir 34. Bassetknitter
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Cathy 36. Turnbaby 37. citizen of the world 38. EBT 39. Project 365 - A Photo A Day
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Doctor Anonymous 41. Anndi 42. Odat 43. Jersey 44. Millie - Blogblast for Peace
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Ivanhoe 46. strider 47. Late Bloomer Boomer 48. Ganeida 49. CountryDew 50. Miss Blissful 51. Secret Agent Mama 52. Adopted Jane 53. julie 54. TT&TOT Gang 55. maiylah
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DrillerAA 57. julia 58. Jamie 59. Spirit and Ezra 60. Angela at mommy bytes 61. snippets
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PYB 63. bond 64. Twyla 65. Sanni 66. empress bee (of the high sea) 67. L&L
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Lee (Tarheel Rambler) 69. mharia 70. Marcia Bogaert 71. Lizza 72. Carver 73. storyteller #1 74. CableGirl 75. maryt/theteachAnswers to the Questions) 76. maryt/theteach (Work of the Poet) 77. Jayne 78. Airhead 55 79. Simply Siamese- Peace 80. The Cats P 81. Mom Unplugged 82. Vixen 83. Table for Five 84. KateinNJ 85. Chica 86. Kashim & Othello and Momma Astrid 87. Ramona Bates 88. Junior 89. John Greiner-Ferris 90. SargeCharlie
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Abby 92. Luxor 93. purrchance to dream 94. Starrlight 95. Margo Moon 96. Bud Weiser
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it's a blog eat blog world 98. Cyclone Cats in Iowa 99. Aileni 100. Lowdown From Lois
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The Curmudgeon 102. Cheysuli 103. storyteller #2 104. Dragonstar 105. The Body Boutique 106. Skittles 107. Tammy 108. Jeff B 109. Olga, the Traveling Bra
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The Cheezits 111. HotMBC 112. katherine. 113. House Panthers 114. Hendrix - Ohio USA Peace 115. Random Chick 116. Autumn 117. SwordMama 118. Comedy Plus
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Mimi Writes 120. Message In A Bottle 121. Dating Profile Of The Day 122. The Peace Globe Posts 123. Peace Globe Gallery 124. Shannon H. 125. peppylady 126. Miss Moneypenny 127. Debbie Dolphin 128. The McKitten-Cats 129. Mike Golch
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Mike Golch 131. Mike G. 132. This Eclectic Life 133. Leesa 134. Kimmie
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Jennifer 136. andrena 137. Queen Snickers 138. mokki 139. Petula 140. tnchick
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Kathleen maher 142. Jo Beaufoix 143. Shrijnana 144. Camie's Kitties 145. Leesa - California Blog 146. HRH Yao-Lin 147. Christie Daniels 148. Mickey 149. crunchycarpets
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Eve 151. CrAzY Working Mom 152. Crazy Sam's Saturday9 153. Zhu 154. Stellaluna
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Stifler 156. Judd Corizan 157. simplycats (Sukie) 158. Babs (beetle) 159. Babs - Cream
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Babs - beetle Photos 161. Comics Legends and Lore 162. Carolyn 163. John`s Photoblog
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carolynn 165. CatSynth (Peace) 166. DaisyMae Maus 167. Idaho Daily Photo
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napaboaniya 169. The Jannaverse 170. marilyn 171. Dr Tweety 172. Dragonfly
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AngelBaby 174. TerraShield 175. Jennifer 176. GreenBucks 177. Black Cat 178. Blue Country Magic 179. Diary Of A Heretic Reviews 180. Kathleen Maher 181. More Random Than Average 182. Carolynn's Ocean View 183. Diet Pulpit 184. A Word In Edgewise
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The Painted Veil 186. Words That Flow 187. The Kiaton Empire 188. DNA Diaries
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Tropical Fruit 190. Confessions Of A Random Chick 191. It's All Good 192. Sword Mama
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House Panthers 194. Crankster 195. Katherine 196. House Of The Mostly Black Cats
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Lowdown From Lois 198. Sarge Charlie 199. Empress Bee 200. Border Explorer
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Starrlight 202. Twisted Sister 203. The Puppy's Palace 204. Sacred Ruminations
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Small Reflections 206. Morgen 207. Purrchance To Dream 208. Tails of a Mouse Asthmatologist 209. Rock and Star 210. Jack Of All Shades 211. SeevsPlace
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Eric & Flynn 213. Reservoir 214. Kitty Limericks 215. Catsynth 216. Maremagnum
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Chica I'm Just A Blogger 218. Crunchy Carpets 219. The Random Forest 220. Forest's Blog About Animals 221. Nutrition Health Store.com 222. Friday Night Fish Fry
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Bears Mountain 224. Victor Tabbycat in Loving Memory of Bonnie 225. Our Red Thread Journey 226. Jeanie In Paradise 227. Brain Freeze 228. Meezer Tails 229. Ramblings and WhatNot 230. Luxor 231. Picklebums 232. Transition 233. Bonds Big Leather Couch
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Olga The Traveling Bra 235. Missy & KC 236. Just An Obsurvashun 237. Amnet
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Charlotte 239. Lee 240. Tennessee Text Wrestling 241. The Ballicus Blog
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 243. The Catboys Realm 244. Cathy's Resurrection Corner
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Perfectly Parker 246. Meloncutter Musings 247. Second Effort 248. For What It's Worth
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Everyday Kindness 250. On A Limb With Claudia 251. I Am Woman, See Me Blog!
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Olde Lavender Prims 253. Patti 254. Dark Angel 255. Late Bloomer Boomer
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Airhead55 257. Bicycle Diaries 258. This Eclectic Life Shelly Tucker 259. SomethingToSayAboutLifeIntheNetherlands 260. The Cheezits 261. Cool Moms Rule!
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Gandolf & Grayson 263. The Clock Is Ticking 264. Global Cat Blog
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Life's A Dance You Learn As You Go 266. Julie's Jewels & Junque 267. Like A Rose
268.
Snooker In Berlin 269. Beetle 270. Beetle's Photos 271. The Cream Team
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Simply Cats 273. WillThink4Wine 274. Becky 275. Cat Banter with Kimo & Sabi
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Studio Susie 277. Bold Contemplations 278. Lily and Iris 279. Lily's Pad 280. Nessas Place 281. Kattenpraat's Catwalk 282. Mummy Diaries 283. A Spot Of T 284. Mushu's News
285.
Carver 286. Confabulator 287. KSHippyChic 288. Blog That Mommy! 289. Sumac Stories 290. Pet Purrs & Purrayers 291. Mello Yellow & Co. 292. Mum's Gotta Dot Com 293. Heaven's Garden 294. Billy Spinner's World 295. Up On Eagle's Wings 296. Billy Warhol 297. The Love Blog 298. Cats Goats Quotes 299. Team Tabby 300. Colin 301. Colin's YouTube peace globe video 302. Forced Green 303. My Hush Space 304. Saoirse Foster 305. BillyWarhol
 
BLOGGERS WHO SIGNED APRIL 27 are below. I included them here just in case they did not come back to sign on June 4th.
1. Kathleen maher 2. Empress Bee 3. Sarge Charlie 4.Akelamalu 5. Carver 6. Travis 7. trevor
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Jeni Hill Ertmer 9. maryt/theteach 10. Comedy Plus 11. Mr. Lance 12. Lori Hahn
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Ivanhoe 14. Idaho Daily Photo 15. Shinade 6. Shannon H. 17. piebuko 18. Au umn
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April 20. Frannie 21. Babs (beetle) 22. Jane 23. julia 24. simplycats (Sukie)
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Babs - Cream 26. Babs - beetle Photos 27. Comics Legends and Lore 28. Stifler
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Momo 30. Julia Scissor 31. Socks, Scylla & Charybdis 32. foxxfyrre 33. Sonny
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Cap'n Dyke 35. Margo Moon 36. Simone's Butterfly 37. Maggy & Zoey, Zoolatry
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Mel 39. CyberCelt 40. CrAzY Working Mom 41. Sometimes Saintly Nick 42. Zippy, Sadie & Speedy 43. Cats~Goats~Quotes 44. BodyBoutique 45. Lifecruiser 46. Kelly Cat (and all the Good Cats) 47. callieannbrat 48. Gattina 49. Shannon H. 50. Debbie Dolphin
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Shrijnana 52. crunchycarpets 53. BillyWarhol 54. Angela at mommy bytes
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cheerio 56. Feline Rescue 57. Sueblimely 58. Sonja Blu 59. hanna
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babyamore 61. RennyBA 62. Shearyadi 63. Odat 64. Charlotte 65. Barbara (aka Layla)
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Ann Tracy 67. RodneyOlsen.net 68. Kansas Bob 69. John`s Photoblog 70. abed
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WUB 72. liza 73. andrena 74. strider 75. Raven 76. Kim 77. peppylady
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SjP 79. Wendy 80. La, Storysinger 81. Colin from Life 82. RWA 83. Ice 84. NOLADawn
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Sojourner's Place 86. Lilacspecs 87. Marcia 88. Skittles 89. Mom Unplugged
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http://www.kidzarama.com/ 91. Knitnana 92. Tom Atkins 93. she 94. Derby
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SandyCarlson 96. Tammy 97. napaboaniya 98. Dorothy 99. Gretchen
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Mike the Mysterious 101. Missy & KC 102. Mar 103. Chrysalis Angel 104. tnchick
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Moe & Mindy - Photo Hunt 106. teabird 107. The Cat Realm 108. Karl & Ruis
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Late Bloomer Boomer 110. Stacy 111. Doctor Anonymous 112. Billy Spinners World
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Kalyan 114. Joyce Hopewell 115. Mellow Yellow & Co 116. Pet Purrs & Purrayers
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Marilyn MonREOW 118. The Ballicai (MaoMao, Dorydoo, Brainball)
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Thomma Lyn 120. Goldie and Shade 121. Blog That Mommy! 122. KSHIPPYCHIC
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A Spot of T 124. Mushu's News 125. chuck 126. Tina- Mummy Diaries
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Kattenpraat's Catwalk 128. Nessa 129. Tiger Lily 130. Devorrah 131. Angela
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Kimo & Sabi 133. Kiera at StudioSusie 134. Becky 135. WillThink4Wine 136. Kashim & Othello 137. DrillerAA 138. Debbie 139. Rahma Krambo 140. Jayne 141. Queen Snickers - Dove Friends 142. Gandalf & Grayson 143. John 144. Viv 145. MoJo 146. This Eclectic Life
147.
da Square Wheelman 148. Ganeida 149. Sue 150. Kimmie 151. Picturing of Life
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Perfectly Parker 153. Cathy 154. Lee (Tarheel Rambler) 155. Smacky 156. The Sherwood Bunch 157. Olga, the Traveling Bra 158. Anndi 159. Stellaluna 160. kate - picklebums.com 161. The Meezers 162. Jeanie In Paradise 163. ciara 164. Victor Tabbycat
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Old Crone 166. eProf2 167. JC 168. Katnippia Crew 169. Miss Moneypenny 170. Krasota Castle Cats 171. Chica 172. Tara 173. CatSynth 174. Jawsy, Felix & Garfield 175. A Nice Place In The Sun 176. Sharon's Reservoir 177. Lily Arbee 178. Eric and Flynn 179. Marde
180.
maiylah 181. snippets 182. Twyla 183. Jack and Persephone 184. mharia
185.
Liz, Chris & Jasper 186. mark's tails 187. Pablo 188. Purrageous Pirates 189. dawn
190.
Ariel 191. Vixen 192. F 193. Faisal Admar 194. Tybalt 195. Black Cat 196. Starrlight
197.
Queenie 198. Chuck (a/k/a Rhonda) 199. Kori 200. Border Explorer 201. HotMBC
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SwordMama 203. Random Chick 204. Jennifer 205. Kellie The Orange Cat 206. Sleeping Daisy 207. The Kiaton Empire 208. Annelisa 209. Lady Rose 210. carolynn
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sammawow - Blogblast for Peace 212. China Cat Sunflower 213. Willow
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Deana 215. Connie 216. John 217. the cookntchrmom 218. Stir the Cauldron 219. Linda



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116 comments:

Samantha & Tigger said...

Hi Mimi!! We purrr and purray for Peace everywhere and Let it begin with us!
Your FL furiends,

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Here we go!!!!

You out-did yourself with this post my friend. Very well done.

Travis said...

You've done it again.

It was hard to read the thirty days. And yet I did. I couldn't always comment. I wanted to comment, but the words felt trite. The feelings were profound, but I didn't have any words.

I'm still missing some words. But my feeling is still profound.

Peace to you and yours on this Blog Blast Day.

Shinade said...

Bravo Mimi!! You truly did out do yourself this time.

I didn't think it was possible!!

I simply had to grab your button. But, on my site you are The Angel Of Peace On Earth!

I'll try to drop by in the morning and get the new slides for this year.

God is surely looking down and smiling on you right now!!

Much love my friend and Peace!!

Akelamalu said...

You did a fantastic job Mimi. God Bless You. xxxx

Picturing of Life said...

Fantastic post, Mimi....

Hahn at Home said...

Having been one of those blogs that passed through Margo Moon's hands, as we discussed and dissected, all I can say is that without thought, we are not human. Without compassion, we are not alive.

This is a powerful movement that I hope continues and gains strength until the last bullet has flown, the last child has died, and before the last of hope is lost.

Lux said...

Peace to you, my friend.

Love,
Luxor & family

Gattina said...

Peace and Love Mimi, a slogan we already used some 30 years ago in the 60/70th. Not much has changed ever since. So sad.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Our human dad is a member of the Canadian Forces, and we are very proud of the work he does, and the work that all the other men and women of the Canadian Forces do, in places like Afghanistan.

Although we pray for peace, we are very proud that men and women like our dad are helping the Afghan people to build better lives.

Sonny said...

I've just put my peace globe up.

Peace to you mimi! And thanks for being our host!

Hugs,
&hearts Sonny

Thomma Lyn said...

Mimi, you're wonderful. Thank you for this.

Peace and love to you and yours; peace and hope to the world.

Mar said...

Very powerful post...!
Peace to you and yours!

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Beautiful. I sent you my Peace Globe. And it is up on my blog!
xoxoxo

baby~amore' said...

Beautiful words and so inspiring
I love what you wrote
'We all just want to live happy and safe with the people we love'

Peace and love to you

My Peace Post

Karen Jo said...

I just want to thank you for all the work you do for Peace. I feel so clumsy about it, but I do try and I think I may get better at it with your leadership. My post is up and I will send you my Peace Globe shortly.

Arv said...

Awesome work...

am glad to be a part and to say a little prayer for peace.

Cheers.

WillThink4Wine said...

Peace, Mimi.

RennyBA said...

I was sure I commented last night, but anyway: Mine is up :-)

cathy said...

Keep up the good work. Mine is up, and I'll be with you next time.

citizen of the world said...

The images are indeed difficult, but necessary to see. I have a teenaged son and that bouy inuniform tears at my heart. My peace globe is up. Thank you for oganizing this.

The Evil Blogger Twin said...

Peace & ♥ to you and yours!

The Evil Blogger Twin said...

Peace & ♥ to you and yours!

Project 365 said...

Very well done!

My Globe is posted - along with the daily photo!

Pax vobiscum!

Anndi said...

Thank you Mimi...

For making us look... and think.

But especially, for allowing us the opportunity to act.

Odat said...

Peace :-)

Jersey - The Furry Diva said...

Thank you so much, Queen Mimi - the best Birthday present I ever recieved is to celebrate my Birthday on Peace Globe day.

*nose-licks* to you and yours!

Patti said...

This is a beautiful post, Mimi. Words escape me now. I am not one of those who wrote and re-wrote my post for today. But I'm right there with you my dear.

The photo of the teen-ager in uniform is truly heartbreaking. He does look like he is about to graduate high school, like my son is..so young.

Thank you for making me think more about what is going on in the world, or as you said, just a "plane hop" away from us.

Now I'm off to visit others' blogs.
Congratulations, Mimi. You have made this day very special for many people around the world.

((Hugs)) to you.

Ganeida said...

I found your blog last night but wanted to participate anyway. My peace globe post is up.

Miss Blissful said...

"Imagine all the people
Living life in peace"


Please let this dream come true!

Julie said...

I awoke groggy and remembered you and all your efforts for today June 4th. I became revived.

I thought...just let me take moment and jump on Mister Linky. I began scrolling quickly to find Mister Linky.

I stopped dead in my tracks

I went back to your first word.

I read.

I cried.

You're amazing! Your choice of words, your pictures, I'm a bag of mixed emotions.

I love you dear Mimi.

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Ps. 34:14

Julia Smith said...

I'm very honoured and hopeful to be part of this Blog Blast For Peace, Mimi. Blessings to you and to our Dear World.

Jamie said...

Your posts have been read, felt, and passed along. The first thing this morning: Check my Dona Nobis Pacem has gone up automatically. The second thing: Go to Mimi to see the others sign in.

You have a movement and may its numbers increase, and you my dear have become our own Abou Ben Adam

snippets said...

Hope and Peace for all!!

PYB said...

Very powerful ~ and very inspiring!
Thank you, Mimi!

PEACE!

Bond said...

The day has arrived and the bloggosphere will be filled with messages of PEACE...all because one person had a vision and then was struck by a BIG BLUE MARBLE...

Thank You Mimi....Thank You Papa...

Thank You to all who have followed the breadcrumbs.

PEOPLE GOT TO BE FREE

Ivanhoe said...

Oh Mimi, you write so well! And you have such a big heart. I hope this will make a difference and will be the revolution that you call upon. Have a very peaceful day!

L&L said...

Thank you from the bottom of our ♥ - your Peace Globe Youngsters from Germany!

Danke!

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

wishing peace for you and the world my friend...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

Sanni said...

Just beautiful, Mimi - once again you brought tears to my eyes!

Thank you so much ~ we are glad and proud to be a part of the Peace Globe movement.

Love and Peace to you and yours and all the participants out there...

Lizza said...

Such a heartfelt post, well done, Mims! Very touching indeed.

Little steps taken together go a long way. I'm glad to be part of this journey.

Carver said...

Mimi, You did an excellent job with each and every post leading up to today and today's post was well up to the standard you set. You rock in a coloratura kind of way. Peace, Carver

CableGirl said...

Mimi, you are a fantastic person for organizing this blog event. Nothing can be quite as important to our world than realizing the importance of bringing about peace in whatever ways we can.

the teach said...

Hi Mimi, I've posted on both my blogs. Your post is marvelous. Thank you for that! :D

Jayne said...

Wow, what a powerful piece.
Thank you.

Patti said...

Peace to you Mimi

Vixen said...

This movement has moved me since I first participated last fall. I have done so again today. You are a wonderful person with a powerful message. Thanks for staying so committed.

Peace

Dr. A said...

Great job again, Mimi. Peace to one and all.

Chica said...

So sad and beautiful, you really wear your heart on your sleeve don't you? Peace to you!

Julie said...

The west coast is barely awake and there are 85 linkys already. This is such a blessing dear Mimi!

Capn Dyke said...

Huzzah an' Well Met, Me Fair Mimi -- Th' Cap'n stands at yer side.

Sarge Charlie said...

May we all find peace some way, some time, I hope to see peace in my lifetime, they better hurry up......

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

You work is inspiring. I cannont believe the response. Peace to you and your loved ones. Well done!

Margo Moon said...

This is how I've pictured you, Mimi. Deep in the trenches. Voluntarily putting yourself through a process that is sure to leave you forever changed. You're a brave woman, a fine writer, and a noble human being.

And guess what? You manage to make a muddy pencil-skirt look elegant.

Aileni said...

All women know instinctively about war - it kills their children. The problem lies with men... and women like Thatcher.

Lois Grebowski said...

Hugs and peace!

Dragonstar said...

Thank you for this idea. My first grandchild was born today, and I want her to know peace.

Tammy said...

This is a wonderful and amazing thing you are doing!

Jeff B said...

I sit here wanting to say so much, but the only word that seems to come out is "wow".

Beautifully writtin intro to a fantastic day that is Blog Blast for Peace.

Colby and Cheddar said...

Hooray! Thank you again for doing this. Everybody needs peace, 'specially kittehs, or else who will feed us?

HotMBC said...

Wow about says it for us too. Fanks Mimi.
Purrrrrrrrrrs,
All the Hotties

katherine. said...

you are an AMAZING woman Mimi Lenox!

Peace.

Kori said...

I am simply and wonderfully in awe.

Random Chick said...

Thank you so much for this!

bundle-o-contradictions said...

It is overwhelming. And complicated. And just as simple as you said. Why can't we all just exist & let others exist? I can't fathom it, but I can hope that all of our globes have some impact...somewhere.

SwordMama said...

What a powerful post!

We are praying for peace! ((()))

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Peace to you and yours Mimi. Big hug and I love you. :)

This Eclectic Life said...

Thank you again, Mimi, for all that you do. May you have the "peace that passeth understanding."

Debbie Dolphin said...

Excellent Peace Posts, Mimi!
We can see your love and your dedicated commitment to the Peace Globe movement!

I hope and prayer our Peace Globes help end the senseless violence around the globe.

Charles Gramlich said...

Wonderfully done. It would be wonderful to have a single archive of all these posts. A lot of history here. You have done a lot of work for this.

peppylady said...

Thank you for hosting “Blogblast for Peace”
I know I won’t be chance to visit all the blogs but I want to sent all peaceful energy.

Random Chick said...

You brought tears to my eyes and hope to my heart. Let the revolution begin!

Peace!
XOXOXO
Random Chick

jennifer said...

Mimi Honey, thank you.

I appreciate all of the work that you have done to make this day happen.

I didn't post the globe but I linked you and asked people to visit. I just am not that savvy with posting things.

Take care.

Jennifer

Mimi Lenox said...

Samantha and Tigger - Peace and purrs to you as well.

Eric - Thank you. I shall be by shortly to read. Peace.

Travis - Your post today was awesome. Thank you.

Shinade - Peace to you! I humbly thank you. You are a great peace blogger for the cause. I appreciate it.

Akelamalu - God bless you.

Pictures - You are jumping up and down in that little box. Doing a peace dance? Yes? Yes!

Luxor, my favorite white cat - Peace to you my friend.

Gattina - You are right. Not much has changed. But we can hope.

Dragonheart and Merlin - We are also proud of your dad. Blessings to him and to you. May he come home soon.

Kimmie said...

Dear Mimi,
I want to say Thank You! You are an amazing woman and my heart is full of Joy today reading all the differnt posts and seeing all the beautiful globes. You are an inspiration!

Peace to you Mimi!

Hugs,
Kimmie

mokki said...

Great movement! Here is my contribution:
http://mokkikunta.blogspot.com/2008/06/dona-nobis-pacem.html

Peace!

Petula Wright said...

Hi! You've opened my eyes to something I should have paid attention to long ago. I'll be back to catch up on your posts and learn about what's going on around the world! Thanks.

kathleenmaher said...

You may never no how far your peace work travels or how great an impact you have. But it can only grow in time. Obviously, your message is thriving. It's proliferating, Mimi. So, Let Peace Reign!
Thanks to you and your work, that day feels much sooner than later.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Sorry I'm late. I will do better next year I promise. And thank you for going where I wasn't ready to delve. You're amazing.

Leesa said...

Hi Mimi- I am sooo honored to be a part of the Blogblast For Peace! Peace on Earth is one of my biggest prayers- ever since I can remember.. I have sooo much admiration and respect for you for coming up with this idea and making it a reality... For including us in your vision and enabling us to promote peace in the world and to get this message out through our blogs... It's a big accomplishment... I haven't read all of your 30 days.. but that will surely be a project for me!! You put soooo much work into your posts and your blog and God bless you for these efforts that come from your heart and will a full heart of love for mankind... This is "our" way of uniting ourselves (through cyberspace) and joining "hands" for Peace on Earth.... AMEN!!!!!!!---Leesa in France

Mimi Lenox said...

Sonny - Thank you for blogging for peace and for offering to make peace globes for others!

Thomma Lynn - I remember your musical keyboard on a peace globe last year. It was awesome. So good to see you here.

Mimi Lenox said...

Mar - Thank you for being here.

Olga - Please tell me you put your bra on a peace globe. I hope so. giggling...

baby amore - That really is the crux of what we're saying here.

Karen Jo - I love seeing your fluffy self sitting on a peace globe.

Mimi Lenox said...

Arv and WillThink -Welcome to the movement. So good to see you here.

RennyBA - I think Blogger has eaten some comments. Thank you for participating and promoting as you have.

Cathy - You were an original peace blogger from way back when. Thanks for participating!

Citizen - The picture is captivating. Yes.

Mickey said...

Peace ,Love and Rock'n Roll!!

Purrs Mickey ,Georgia & Tillie

Mimi Lenox said...

Evil Blogger and Project 365 (aka as Sanni...I see you...) - Thank you for being here with me every time. You are amazing.
Are you in bed resting dear?

Anndi - Thank YOU for sharing and blogging for peace. We are all connected in this way today. Peace and love to you my kindred spirit friend.

Odat- Your dancing self always makes me smile. Peace is a daily staple at your blog!

Jersey - Happy Birthday!

Patti - You are a special Connecticut friend and I love ya.

Ganeida - I will be over as soon as possible. Glad you made it.

Miss Blissful - We do hope it comes true. Love the words here...

Maiylah - Peace to you as well.

Julie - You know how much I appreciate your help with this. Thank you for sharing your Bible verse. I can't wait to read your post.

Julia - I am honored that YOU are here with us. Thank you.

Jamie - I don't know what to say. I am so humbled by this experience. Truly.

Mimi Lenox said...

Snippets - Peace to you!

pyb - Thanks for stopping by and peace to you on this day.

Bond - I'm so glad you followed the breadcrumbs. You are a most excellent friend.

Ivanhoe - Thank you. I hope your day is lovely as well.

l&L - There are several peace bloggers from Germany. I'll sail right across the ocean and be there in a flash.

Bee - I love your cruiseship peace globe. VERY peaceful indeed. Hugs to you.

Sanni - Peace Globes would not be the same without you - you lovely little vixen you. How's Hamster 2.0 today?
What are you doing out of bed?! Don't make me come over there....

Mimi Lenox said...

Lizza -Yes, little steps. We have been stepping this peace walk for some time now. I will be there soon to read your post. I believe it was one of the first to go up in your part of the world.

Carver - I giggle every time I read "you rock in a coloratura kind of way"....lol
I am trying to make my way to read post. Will see you soon. Peace.

cablegirl - Nothing is more important.

Mary - Thank YOU for being here too. I'm sure your post will be excellent! Brewing more coffee...

Jayne - Welcome to BlogBlast. Peace to you.

Patti - As always, peace and blessings to you and Ralph.

Vixen - I stay committed because all of YOU stay true to the course. Thank you.

Chica - I suppose so...welcome to the peace globes.

Dr.A - Thank you for being here and your continued support of peace globes. Peace to you.

Julie - Waiting for the west coast to wake up. They did!

Capn Dyke - And I appreciate your efforts. Will be there soon to read what you've written. Peace!

Sarge -Thank you for your service to your country. I salute you.

Mimi Lenox said...

Bud -Thank you for blogging for peace.It is all of us working together.

Margo - My pencil skirt is muddy? WHERE????!

Aileni - Well put.

Lois - Peace and hugs to you as well.

Dragonstar - That is so special. Thank you for sharing! Congratulations. May she know total peace in her lifetime.

Tammy - Bloggers are amazing and wonderful people. Thank you for being here.

Jeff - I find myself at a loss for words at this response. The posts are so riveting and powerful.

Colby and Cheddar - I'm assuming you like cheese? Yay for cats and yay for peace.

hotmbc - Your crew are original peace bloggers. Thank you for continuing in the movement.

Katherine - Thank you and look around. This is an incredible community of bloggers. I appreciate your kind words and participation each time.

Kori - Me too!

Mimi Lenox said...

Random Chick - Peace to you.

Autumn - I know we have an impact. Peace.

swordmama - Prayers are a good thing. Peace to you and yours.

Sandee - I love you too.

This Eclectic Life - My grandfather used to say that. It was one of his favorite verses. Peace to you!

Mimi Lenox said...

Debbie - Thank you. Peace to you and yours today.

Charles - I have started an archive on another page. Working on that. Thank you for being here and being supportive!

peppylady - All peaceful energy accepted here.

Random Chick - Let it begin!

Jennifer - What you did is appreciated. I would have helped you with your globe. If you still want one, let me know. Sanni is here to help too!

Kimmie - Thank you but the inspiration is in the blogosphere today. Welcome to the lovely land of the peace globes.

Mokki - I shall be there eventually! Peace to you...

Petula - You are welcome anytime dear.

Kathleen - You know how I feel about your contribution to my work. Your friendship is amazing. Hugs and love to you.

Jo - Thank you for being here and speaking for peace.

Leesa you lovely French woman - Your support is much appreciated. It is all of us working together. That IS the vision.

Mickey - I love the rock 'n roll part! Peace!

crazy working mom said...

Beautifully done, Mims! :)

Mine is posted (a bit late) but it's up!

Jon said...

Making peace with ones past can be painful. Peace begins in the home and as such I speak out agaist child violence under the guise of parental corporal punishment. It is the seed of violence. Let their be peace on earth and let it being with me!

Jon

Mimi Lenox said...

Tish - If anybody in the universe has an excuse for making a late peace globe post it's you...aren't you a tad busy about now? Your globe was one of the first I received. It's gorgeous!
Thank you for blogging for peace today.

Mimi

Mimi Lenox said...

Jon - Well said. Welcome to the movement.

Annelisa said...

Mims, my friend, as always you live up to the expectation you created for yourself... and excel that of others. Peace shall come, not in one fell swoop, but with the gradual change of perception. Each one of us holds just a little bit of that change. Each one passes on a little to the next generation. One day our dream might come true. Enough of us certainly want it!

Big hugs, my friend. You are still pencil skirt extraordinaire! :-)

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Would you expect anything less from me??!??

( . )( . )

xoxoxoxoxoxo

Jack said...

Never doubt that a group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

Hahn at Home said...

Ya done good Ms. Mimi, ya done good.

catsynth said...

We're very happy to be participating in this event today. Peace to you!

Roger said...

Great job Mimi! Happy Peace day to you!! :D

RWA said...

I found your blog - and your "movement" - through Bond over at The Big Leather Couch.

Well done, Mimi. I thoroughly enjoyed this post.

Marilyn said...

I'm here and my globe is up at last. You are an inspiration.

AngelBaby said...

My site is in the process of being updated and remolded at the same time. It is not functioning well at this time. When I get it up and running would it be alright if I do the Blast for peace then? Let me know, OK?

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

Terra Shield said...

I put mine up, but didn't do any visiting till today.

Great job and congrats :)

jennifer said...

WHAT A BLESSING! Travis made me a globe and I am posting it LATE, but I am posting it! I am blown away by what you have accomplished Mimi.

Blessings!

Jennifer

Mimi Lenox said...

Annelisa! -My friend from across the pond...yes, folks, the same Annelisa whose beautiful sunset photograph always graces the page on Dona Nobis Pacem day....I'm so thrilled you stopped in today. I miss you and your blog. We'll catch up soon!

Peace to you and yours..
Love,
Mimi

Mimi Lenox said...

Olga - Of course not!

Jack - Great quote! Indeed.

Hahn - We ALL done good. It is an excellent Blogblast. Quite special.

Catsynth - Peace to you and yours. Thank you for participating!

Roger - Peace to you and yours. Thank you for making such an unbelievable peace globe and sharing it with the world.

rwa - Welcome to the lovely land of the peace globes. I hope to see you again.

Marily - I shall be over soon. Thanks for participating.

Angelbaby - Of course. Anytime is fine. Let me know if I can help.

Terra - You are an original peace blogger from way back when. Welcome to the 4th launch.

Jennifer - Travis is a gem. I can't wait to see it. Thanks for your enthusiasm. The day has been amazing really.

Raven said...

I forgot to leave a comment for you - who created this great event. This is an exquisite article. The photos are beautiful and devastating both. I will take time over the next few days to go back and read your month of posting. Words do matter. Intention and energy matter. You have created something quite wonderful and hopefully it will continue to grow until it isn't needed anymore because it has accomplished it's mission. Peace.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I hope you're feeling better Mimi. I'm almost afraid to leave a post as you've been so busy. This has been absolutely wonderful honey. I spent all day yesterday floating through a sea of peace globes. Thank you for doing this honey. Have a great evening. Big hug and lots of love. :)

Shinade said...

Mimi....I feel like Sandee. I know you are snowed. And I certainly don't expect you to do anything at all.

But, I did want you to know that I though of you. But, you are excused...I promise. I am not even going to leave a link.

Also I know you are under the weather. I hope you feel better soon.

I am designing a globe for a friend over the week end. Although, I can just imagine that you are sick of them by now.
Hugs...you are a such a dear...get well soon!!

Mimi Lenox said...

Raven - Intent and energy DO make a difference. Yes.

Sandee - I've seen you EVERYWHERE leaving comments. I know folks appreciate it. I am slowing making my way through - trying to savor them. They're all lovely and meaningful to me. Hugs and thanks. You are NOT bothering me. That's just silly.
I'm glad you are enjoying the BlogBlast.

Shinade - Sick of them? Surely you meant something else. Of course not. I am overwhelmed - as we all should be who care about this project - in a very good way. But sick of them? Never.
And I'm feeling MUCH better.
Thanks for asking!

Chairman Mao said...

Thank you so much for doing the Blog Blast. It is a wonderful, inspiring event and fills so many with so much hope. Bless you.

Love and purrs from MaoMao and the Ballicai!

Jane @ Kidzarama said...

Thank you so much for organising this wonderful event, Mimi.

It must take soooo much work, and it's been lovely to be included. :)

AngelBaby said...

Mimi,
My site is up and running again so I am going to work on this post for peace. I will let you know when I have it posted, OK?
You should see what I did to my site!

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

Annelisa said...

Ah, Mims....you did good (once again) me ol' pal...you did good!

Yes, we shall catch up again soon. My mum's still (!) precarious and surprising all the medical professionals by still being here...but she is... and I'm soaking up every minute I have left with her. In a way, that gives a peace in itself... a certain feeling of knowing that this was the way it was meant to be. But, now's not the time to catch up, so, until then, big hugs, pencilskirt extraordinaire! XX

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