Teach peace



September 21 is the International Day of Peaceand this marks the second year I have the privilege of joining with two Australian artists in sending pieces of peace out into the world …
Weather-grams by Fiona Dempster and …
silver-plate peace tags by Barry Smith


As I considered how best to participate this time around, teachers became the focus of my intention …


It was a challenge with so many teachers who have been, and remain, a part of my life. In the end I decided to choose two new teachers, two art teachers, two writing teachers, and the one person who, more than any other, inspired my own journey into teaching.
To each of them I am sending …
In the spirit of Tibetan prayer flags, any or all of these pieces of peace may be placed outside. According to Wikipedia, ‘”prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion … to all


Note: You can read about last year’s International Day of Peace here: http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2017/09/ripples-of-peace.html
And for those of you who recall last year’s Peace Pin Project, there is more to come.

12 thoughts on “Teach peace

  1. Oh, this is so wonderful! I love each piece (peace haha) Did I ever tell you that your \”Imagine Peace\” pin rides with me in my car, hanging from the rear view mirror. I look at it and think of you and your skills and peace and all of the good people in this community and it fills me. xo


  2. Connie – thank you … I’m a great believer in the concept of “pay it forward”Pam – and now I’m wondering if our collaborative project could be a prayer flag …Nancy – you have told me before, but I love knowing your peace pin rides with you … so please feel free to tell me again and again (good stories deserve retelling!). And I love the phrase “counter of important things from special people” … makes me want to gather everything into one place, but for now they peek out from wherever I wander


  3. Hazel – humble thanks … I hope I can live up to the titleFiona – I love being a part of paying forward the thought-full gifts of your hands … thank you for the opportunity


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