PEACE–ONLY IMAGINED?

Today, there is an international focus on peace.

IMAGINE
IMAGINE

Songs and symbols give us so many representations of this state of being in our world. John Lennon’s Imagine is only one of them but his words have stayed with us as we grasp at that elusive peace.

I can only surmise what it would look like. Would it look like this rainbow that I caught in a photo at the amazing Niagara Falls shared by Canada and United States? I wonder.

There are patches of peace all around us.

Let’s hope they can spread.

Just imagine!

SHARED RAINBOW AT NIAGARA FALLS
SHARED RAINBOW AT NIAGARA FALLS

PEACE–JUST IMAGINE!

For this turbulent Friday, thought I would finish with a few words on Peace.

It is less than a week since November 11 observances for Remembrance Day and  Veterans Day but the news is filled with stories of major violence in the Middle East.

Labour strife seems to be everywhere with people worried about their livelihoods and futures.

Misunderstandings and conflicts are experienced every day, it seems.

Today, in response to misunderstandings within a group, I was asked by a well-intentioned individual to write a poem about “keeping the peace :)”. This request gave me pause. It started me to thinking.

As I thought about all the things happening near and far, I would like to share John Lennon’s song that has always meant “peace” to me. Each day as I see the wooden carving on the mantle of the fireplace, I am reminded to Imagine. Please click on the song title for a link to the song video.

Have a peaceful weekend, All!:)

2012 IMAGINE!

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