Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Eve of Dona Nobis Pacem ~ Queen Calls For Globes

Somewhere in the world tonight, Dona Nobis Pacem in the blogosphere is dawning. 

This is Annelisa's sunrise photography from her East Sussex neighborhood. She took a photograph of what the dawn of peace globe day looked like from her part of the world.
The year was 2006 and we'd just begun to peace blog.  It is important to me that I post it each year on the Eve of Blog4Peace. It reminds me where we came from. It reminds me how a world came together for the very first time to say the same thing. It reminds me not to lose sight of the original premise: Dona nobis pacem ~ Grant us peace.

It needs to be said. Again. And again. And again. Until the day comes when we no longer need to say it. Perhaps then we can simply be grateful for peace. What a world that would wake up and hear news of happiness happening on the globe instead of endless violence and hopelessness.

The longer I live the more I detest the cycle of war on our planet. The way hatred seeps into the womb of society until we've manifests nothing but more hatred. I wonder sometimes if the struggle between good and evil will ever cease to exist, or will we be perpetually locked into battle with ourselves and those who seek power instead of peace.

So, I'll say it. Until it no longer needs to be said.
Dona nobis pacem
Grant us peace.

Will you?

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Unknown said...

Bless you, Mimi! I only just saw this post, and I jumped straight back in time to 2006 and the beginnings of a wonderful idea.

Seems like others love the idea too... :-)

And there's so many other good people yet to peaceglobe at the time.

Sometimes I wonder the same, whether the struggle between good and evil will ever cease to exist, but then I remember that the majority of people are good. It is mostly the few in power that make the wrongs of the world happen. Everyone else is an innocent child that has developed a self-protective shell of defensiveness and avoidance as they've lived their life and learnt that they aren't strong enough, or powerful enough, to make a difference.

But...that's where they are learning they're wrong.

One thing November 4th highlights is that when one heck of a lot of good people join together with one goal, it gives each person, each part of the whole, power. Being part of something bigger gives a person a heck of good feeling and unites them, so they are no longer a lot of individuals with the same goal, but they become one movement towards that goal.

Such a simple idea as this day, posting a peaceglobe/peace post, is something everyone can understand and do in their own way. It's such simplicity that makes it so successful.

Thank you, Mimi, not only for coming up with the idea, but for keeping it going all these years! I know how much work you put into it (and I probably only know the half of it!) - You do a fantastic job! :-)

(((hug))) XX

Mimi Lenox said...

Annelisa - You were there with us and with me from the start and have done a mountain of work for this movement all along. I appreciate and love you!

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