To the Nay-Sayers….

I met a gentle man at the U.N. Conference on August 28th who made me cry.  This excerpt from his blog and his book confirm that his journey can be no less painful than any others…especially those who sustain all the hate in the world…and efforts of peace as futile..

“At the age of eight, I buried my Father, Mother and four other family members. As a war orphan, I searched garbage cans to survive in Japan’s family-centric society. I was a reminder that Japan lost the War, and I grew up in an atmosphere of contempt, shame and guilt, fighting an icy society that shunned me, a fatherless child. A proud Number One Son of a samurai family, I vowed to avenge the death of my Father and I came to America to fulfill that vow.”

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http://www.hiroshima-forgiveness-tanemori.com/

 

 

Willful Destruction of Olive Trees leaves No Olive Branches

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“Hungry and thirsty, their life was wasting away within them.” A lost people, besieged with few resources they attempt to develop being destroyed…restricted access to food, crops, work, water, movement in their places. Hunger, thirst, hopelessness from freedom repressed.  Is it so difficult to “see” and understand the consequences and results from this brand of treatment?

October 19, 2013. (AFP Photo / Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

 

 

Threnody of the Cicada

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Without first being able to recognize the Spirit in all that surrounds us, we will seal our fate by realizing nothing but an empty shell.

End of Summer Moon

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Sometimes, the moon seems to speak to me, quietly, privately, especially when my soul is willing to accept its company.

End of Summer Salad

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Leftover salmon, belgian endive, pecans, rocket lettuce, garden green beans, flat parsley and lovely light-blue borage flowers. My grandmother grew borage plants in the garden of my childhood memories. Come to discover now that the plant is used for regulating metabolism, its oil which is high in GLA  helps “good levels” of cholesterol, and regulates cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and vascular disorders. Wisdom of the ancients!

Perspective

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Work ennobles the soul. Working with meaning makes your life rich with purpose. Your joy depends upon the realization that “you” are unique and purposefully make a difference, however small, in this experience called life.

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