Given the recent events and actions by someone filled with hate, it seems appropriate to present the words of love to counteract the evil.
by Merrit Malloy
meditations before kaddish
When I die give what’s left of me away to children and old men that wait to die. And if you need to cry, cry for your brother walking the street beside you. And when you need me, put your arms around anyone and give them what you need to give me.
I want to leave you something, something better than words or sounds. Look for me in the people I’ve known or loved, and if you cannot give me away, at least let me live in your eyes and not in your mind.
You can love me best by letting hands touch hands, and by letting go of children that need to be free. Love doesn’t die, people do. So, when all that’s left of me is love, give me away.
In 2006 Mimi Lennox, mistress of Bloggingham Castle started a little project. For one day, bloggers who followed her would speak with one voice: Dona Nobis Pacem. They would post globes with that simple message. What started as a hope nine years ago has now spread to more than 200 countries and it can take days to visit even a percentage of all the people seeking just one goal in our time: GRANT US PEACE
Above is this year's globe and below just a couple of others I've done including a major favorite: Bear 339 & The Bear A Tones who were created both for a song of peace and a hope for all the endangered animals on the planet.