Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Think Globally Act Locally

Unity of Country Souvenir Silver Sculpture
one of my favorites
at the
President`s Center of Culture & Museum
Astana, Kazakhstan
[more from this museum]


D. Patrick Miller:

"The extent to which we think 'world peace' is possible is exactly the extent to which we think our own minds can someday be peaceful through and through. If we cannot understand why distant warring nations fight over territories, national pride, or religious beliefs, then we need look for insight no further than our fight for a parking space, the struggle to procure a prestigious position over our competitors, or the aggressive ministry to convert one more soul to our church."


Patricia Henley:

"They toss little scraps of origami wishes into the fire. June thinks she should wish for World Peace, but she doesn't. She wishes for Local Peace."


Denise Levertov
"We are the humans, men who can make;
whose language imagines mercy,
lovingkindness we have believed one another
mirrored forms of a God we felt as good . . .

nothing we do has the quickness, the sureness,
the deep intelligence living at peace would have."

Rotary Connection: "If Peace Was All We Had"


Maya Angelou:

"I believe that there lives a burning desire in the most sequestered private heart of every American, a desire to belong to a great country. I believe that every citizen wants to stand on the world stage and represent a noble country where the mighty do not always crush the weak and the dream of a democracy is not the sole possession of the strong."

Throwback Post: "On This Day"


Jill Jackson-Miller & Sy Miller
Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow

To take each moment
And live each moment
To take each moment
And live each moment
To take each moment
And live each moment
In peace eternally

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me

Let There Be Peace On Earth
Photo taken 4 December 2014


And lastly:

So sad to see such blatant racial profiling.
Was the intent really to raise awareness or merely to
stir up resentment and reinforce hurtful stereotypes?

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