Sweet Honey In The Rock - Let There Be Peace
I remember when I was in the 6th grade, one day after school, a bunch of the 'cool' boys rampaged around the lunch area, flipping over benches while singing loudly: "All we are saying is give peace a chance!" Over and over they sang these lyrics while being disruptive brats. These guys were my 'friends' (whatever that means in the 6th grade). One of them was really cute, according to most of the girls. But all that I could think of at the time was how they totally had missed the mark. They were not protesting anything in particular. Most of the adults were gone for the day. It was most likely a weak imitation of what they'd seen on the evening news. I was disappointed. If you're going to start a rebellion, it should at least have meaning!
|It is good to have a friend along as you journey through the days|
Here I am all of these years later watching protest after protest. Seeing the injustices from every perspective. I am a witness among thousands, dare I say millions. And I think all of these years later and there is still so much work to do. I feel weary from last week's events, from months (years really) of similar events. Give peace a chance. I am weary from difficult people and unpleasant neighbors. Give peace a chance. I'm completely weary of the political demise in our country. Give peace a chance. I'm weary of unpleasant news. Give peace a chance. I'm even weary from the sad predictability of natural disasters due to a world on fire. A world on fire in so many ways. Give peace a chance.
|Jade from our beloved Big Sur|
Give peace a chance.
|Saturday Fire (much better now and we are fine, just smokey air)|
Until we meet again, "Carry on my wayward son..."
Photos by Nancy A. Erisman ©2016