As it is, not
as we wish it to be.
You have days
to think back on,
and you do…
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A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .
Is what you do enough?
Is it selfish to think mainly
of what I need to do for me,
myself, and I?
When will I find resolve to
my never-ending queries?
Will it be enough?
Do you still doubt?
Do you struggle with answers,
as much as the questions?
Can you decide?
Are you trying?
Is that enough?
I'm like a pencil;
Still I write.
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.
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“They won’t give peace a chance
That was just a dream some of us had.”
Today is the International Day of Peace. As declared by the United Nations General Assembly, September 21st is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace and non-violence.
But what does this day mean when you can only look around and wonder?
What does it mean when the headlines tell the story of one conflict or another (nationally or internationally) and the first radio news of the day reports another local murder or mass shooting far away.
Peace, in so many ways, seems too ideological (if not impossible).
Peace still seems like a dream.
Peace feels intangible.
Peace is slow.
Peace is manifested person by person, one action at a time. Each incremental attempt — no matter how minuscule or muted — should strengthen our resolve to create a just, meaningful existence for each of us.
This day means what you want it to mean.
You will find peace if you want to find peace.
I believe peace will only happen if enough of us want it to happen.
I believe it can happen. Call me a dreamer.
I wish you the strength to see this through.
I wish you peace.
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