Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dona Nobis Pacem



If you say something worthy - your voice can never be silenced ...






Be Part of the PEACE

61 comments:

Spartacus said...

I agree Dianne. We need to follow Mr. Lennon's advice and see what comes of it. Unfortunately, there are still too many people in power who see war as a money-maker.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

We must never be silent. Each little voice for peace adds to the shout which is sometimes heard by even those who are deaf to to our cries.
Lets keep on giving peace a chance!

thailandchani said...

Yes, it is a matter of simply giving it a chance. A chance!


~*

Linda Reeder said...

Peace be with you.

Travis said...

Agreed. We must speak reasonably and responsibly, and with respect.

Peace.

Dianne said...

spartacus - I am hoping to see a renewed belief in diplomacy come January 20.

rob - one of my favorite quotes - I paraphrase - 'all it takes for evil to thrive is one good person doing nothing'

thaiandchani - one little step at a time, thank you for your visit.

linda - and with you :)
wow made me think of being at church when I was a kid. we ended the mass that way.
I LOVE you in your wonderful shirt!!

travis - perhaps those are the 3 R's we need to be teaching more of.

Kay said...

"Imagine" one of the best songs ever written.

Thank you for the reminder.

Deborah Godin said...

What a wonderful video you found! I hadn't seen it yet, will go over to YT and 'favorite' it!

CrystalChick said...

Peace to you and your family.
I found the Blog Blast links a little late but still managed to make a picture.
It's so important, if we all just try, like Lennon and you say... give peace a chance!!

Dianne said...

kay - I like to 'Imagine' - thank you :)

deborah - I have been viewing videos with Peace/Lennon/War/Humanity themes for days. There are many beautiful ones. Some were too long. This one just seemed perfect. I'm so glad you like it :)

crystalchick - never too late to get in on Peace :)
I'm trying ... Hugs Lady.

Raven said...

"If you say something worthy - your voice can never be silenced..." Beautiful and true. Beautiful post.

Jeni said...

Amen, Amen and AMEN again!
Just give it a chance -please!!!

Daryl said...

Great minds ... come see

:-Daryl

Ivanhoe said...

Peace and love to you, Dianne. Today and always :o)

Reb said...

Excellent post!

Peace!

Mrs. C said...

As the mom of five sons, I sure don't want my children to be drafted into some war on a God-forsaken shore.

That being said... John Lennon??? Ok, he was a little strange. I'm not sure that he was more popular than Jesus, though. Even if he did sell more records than Him. :p

Dianne said...

raven - I'm glad you like that quote, it's an original ;)

jeni - if we say please often enough maybe ...

daryl - on my way, wouldn't surprise me if we're on the same page :)

ivanhoe - you too!! thank you.

reb - thank you.
I love your new pic. A really cool lighting effect. Makes you look very powerful - which of course you are :)

mrs c - I'll never forget when my son had to fill out his selective service papers. I told him he wasn't going anywhere unless the enemies ship was at the NY Harbor and even then - I was going first to have some words with them
the Lennon-Jesus comment was taken out of context.

bobbie said...

Beautiful, Dianne! You've done a great job with this.

Akelamalu said...

Lovely Dianne, just lovely! Peace to you and yours m'dear. x

Bond said...

Happy Day of Peace to you Dianne.

A wonderful sentiment and one I am hopeful we will be living in short order.

tt said...

Beautiful!
Simply stated yet powerful.
just like you! ;)
The Chance of peace + change = Obama
; )

Patti said...

Nice peace globe, Dianne. I agree with tt, simple yet powerful. I like pithy.

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I know that you and I would get along well in person, as long as we didn't talk politics!
Ralph and I are actually crazy, we just hold back on our blogs. Or try to.

;-D

Peace to you and yours.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Such a GREAT GREAT Song....! And this is a WONDERFUL idea....! I hadn't heard about it....I guess I am off "The Radar"...lol!
I love what you did here, Dianne. Give Peace A Chance....INDEED!

Carletta said...

Wonderful sentiment on your globe Dianne!
I guess as I read everyone's posts today it still hits hard how many years I've heard Lennon's words and it still needs to be said.
But hopeful I am.

Dianne said...

bobbie - thanks, I was setting it up during election night so perhaps I was inspired :)

akelamalu - thank you. and extra peace and love to your son.

bond - one day at a time with a lot of deep breaths.

tt - you always know what to say. peaceful squeezes!

patti - I have no doubt we would :)

oldold lady of the hills - it comes up every 6 mos. a reminder will be on the sidebar. you could never be off the radar! you are the radar!!

carletta - before Barack was elected I would have had to stretch to look for signs of progress but he is President and there is a lot to look forward, even with these hard times!!

Farmer*swife said...

Such a complicated world. We have a friend shipping off again in about a week or two. He had three kids, two are three and under.

He's an officer. He's an awesome guy. He loves his country. I respect him greatly for all of that.

We want him to return to raise his new family -- soon and healthy.

He knows the issues over there. He knows why for the war. He does and does [not] agree at different levels.

Though, he doesn't really go into it. Government and all. What do our officers and soldiers really know?

Happy Thursday!

Jeff B said...

Great words of encouragement. May peace find its way to you and to us all.

P.S. I appreciated your comment at Raven's too.

Bear Naked said...

Peace to you Dianne.
Bear((( )))

Dr.John said...

May you be at peace as well.

thepoetryman said...

Let us follow and lead by example... Now is the moment and we needn't let it slip into more division despite the efforts of those that would prefer it stay divided in order to achieve some illusion of power.

Power, an odd word when it is used to simply divide and conquer...

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix

MyMaracas said...

As long as there are gentle souls who dream of peace, there's a chance we will one day achieve it.

Dianne said...

farmers wife - I think our soldiers probably know and feel more than we can ever imagine. It is shameful that he is being sent back - again. From what I have read these re-deployments aren't necessarily legal.
I have the utmost respect for all our soldiers - I wish our leader cared enough about them to stop using them.

jeff - thanks :)
I wasn't sure what to say at first, I seem to muddle things up lately, I think I'm over tired. But then I had to. and I'm so glad you knew where I was coming from.

bear - you too my friend

thanks dr. john - and I hope you're feeling well today too :)

poetryman - the wonderful dance of following and leading - I hope we all learn new steps :)

mymaracas - yes! gentle souls!! we need them.

Carver said...

Great post for blogblast for peace. I also enjoyed reading your posts below. This has been an exciting election. I'm still floating on the clouds.

I'm from NC so took special interest in your post about our senate race. I can't tell you what it meant to me to see the senate seat owned by Jesse Helms for so long which went to Elizabeth Dole after he retired, being won by Kay Hagan. It made me so HAPPY. My Carolina Blue skies are a little bluer this week. YES!

Dona Nobis Pacem

Carol said...

Yes! The voice of peace and reason cannot be silenced.

Thanks for the beautiful reminder of John on such an appropriate day for a BlogBlast for Peace.

Ralph said...

We all need to be at peace. A deep pervasive state of peace. As peace begins with us, as we grow in that sense, anything good is possible. The more peaceful world will exist as this notion begins with us and spreads exponentially. Everyone, everywhere!

Dianne said...

carver - so nice to meet you and congratulations on your blue NC skies, Libby free skies!

carol - thank you!

ralph - very true, thank you.

Immi said...

Wonderful post, Dianne! Peace to you and yours!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Great Peace Blog Blast!
Sending *Peace*Love*Light* to ALL!!!

Michael Manning said...

John was sincere and I'll always remember him that last year discussing in a magazine interview how demanding it was to be a parent and bake bread and so forth. Very natural, and quite a thoughtful person I know all of us would have enjoyed chatting with. That's how I remember him, dianne! lol!!!!:)

jmb said...

If only we would give it a chance. Lovely globe and peace be with you and your loved ones.

Casdok said...

Nicely said! :)

Dianne said...

immi - thank you :)

patty - glad you like it :)

michael - I remember him much the same way.

jmb - it often seems intolerance is the easier path - we need to change that.

casdock - thank you Lady :)

April said...

Inspiring! Moving - especially when I saw the children in the video! Peace, for their sake!

Eric S. said...

Great post, Peace to all

Dianne said...

april - thank you, the children always break my heart.

eric - Amen!! :)

Roger said...

Peace to you Di!!! :D

RUTH said...

and may we all find peace and give it a chance.

napaboaniya said...

Let's all give peace a try!! It'll definitely be worthwhile :)

Mimi Lenox said...

Thank you for posting this video and making such a strong statement for peace today.

Peace to you and yours,
Mimi

Dianne said...

roger - thanks sweetie ;)
don't work too hard!!

ruth - I hope so :)

napaboaniya - it will be!!

mimi - you are welcome!!

Maithri said...

So beautiful my friend,

I pray this is the dawn of a new age of peace...

Its gotta start in little things... like the way we talk to each other...the way we see each other...

This I'm hoping is something which having Obama as president will help with,

Winged peace to you,

Maithri

Tammy said...

What a great peace post! I think we all should strive to do all we can so that someday this goal can be achieved.

Dianne said...

maithri - I think Obama will have a lot to do with bringing civility back. he had his first press conference yesterday and the tone was so calm and his ease with the press was so genuine.

tammy - thanks tammy, I agree :)

bintang said...

A simple yet strong statement for peace.

Dianne said...

bintabg - thank you, in the post-election exhaustion I thought simple might be good :)

Julia Smith said...

I really, really loved that video! Fabulous. And a simple and powerful peace globe. Happy Blogblast For Peace Weekend!

Dianne said...

julia - thank you :) I thought the video was short enough to be interesting while still conveying a clear message.

Anndi said...

Every day we are afforded the opportunity to start anew and give Peace a chance. Let us hope the world will unite and listen.

thepoetryman said...

I am very sorry... I completey forgot about the day! I was so honed in on the historical moment that I forgot about posting on this worthy blog for peace day. Forgive me.

Dianne said...

anndi - very true - well said

poetryman - no apologies necessary, the historical moment is connected to peace and it's all full circle :)

storyteller said...

I'm still working my way through the many Peace Posts ... and yours is a marvelous reminder for us all. I hope you'll reconsider your decision to allow your voice to be silent after you've rested, for you speak for many … and we each say ‘Amen’.

Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that ‘Peace is in every step’ … a choice in every instant no matter what’s happening around or within us. As each of us blogs for peace in our own ways, we join our minds and hearts together to create this reality in our world.
Hugs and blessings,