I didn't know this video existed until tonight. A Facebook peace blogger named Karin Doyle (yes, we're there too. We're everywhere!) anyway.. the strange thing is, she's not a former peace blogger or connection I recognized or remembered from any of the usual avenues of complex connections in the black hole of social networking. She's not even one of my friends on Facebook. (YET. I just sent a request).
Somehow, she started sending out invitations for the BlogBlast For Peace group on FB. When folks joined, she thanked them and sent them a note. Imagine. Someone I never heard of, sending it along and actively involving herself.
How did I find her?
Glad you asked.
I literally stumbled across this comment by her tonight on a new friend's page. As I said, I don't know her. I've never even heard of her until reading this. This is what she wrote, "It's really funny how I got into this. It started by my starting a blog (http://karin-wiseoldwoman.blogspot.com/) and looking up other elder blogs (since there's a shortage a old people on Facebook) and I had people who started folllowing my blog o...ne of whom is a very talented Portugese artist who was born in Mozambique. I was amazed that she would follow my blog and sort of took it as an omen that it was time to stop playing the victim and feeling sorry for myself. And then another woman named Bobbie had the BlogBlast for Peace on her blog and I've recently been been watching the Youtube of the cast of Mash singing Dona Nobis Pacem and then somehow started thinking of Jung and synchronicity and the collective unconscious and thought okay don't give up on human beings yet."
See, my fine bloggy peace bloggers, THAT is the magic of peace globes.
That is the unselfish hunger for a better world.
That is the connection of humanity, the kindness of strangers, the hope in all of us, and the beautifully strange tethered cord of coincidence turned the right way.
Thank you Karin, for re-defining our purpose and giving me the push I needed tonight.
Here's the video. It is awesome!!
When we all sing "Dona nobis pacem" on November 5th,
P.S. Please go visit Karin. She needs help with her globe and needs a little encouragement.
Thank you, Bobbie, from southern New Jersey for introducing Karin to us who in turn inspired me to write tonight.