Monday, May 25, 2009


"What side are you on?

The most important thing we can accomplish for the future is Peace."--desheik


Mrsupole said...

Peace, baby, Peae!! I think that is what should be done with it. But I do supposed that there are a very few cases where war was necessary or defence from the war mongers is enough. Lots to think about here.

God Bless.

Happy Memorial Day.

Brian Miller said...

ahh...give peace a chance....

happy mem day!

tony said...

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs, –
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.
The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.
Wilfred Owen

Ronda Laveen said...

Sherry: Peace!

Brian: "All we can say is..."

Tony: Thank you so much. Wow! This gives me goosebumpls. I will be thinking about this all day.

Books,Coffee,etc.... said...

Hi! Ronda,
Peace, is the word...for yesterday, today and tomorrow.
What a very interesting post and thought-provoking clip...Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Anonymous said...

Ronda, sorry I'm late gettin' over here! desheik's quote may be a tad bit optimistic. A lot of wars may be all about the profit and oil but most are about one man's desire to have what the other one is having. As long as there is that "coveting" of that which does not belong to one, there will never be true peace. Benny Hill summed it up way back when, in one of his sketches; "I fought for war and peace. And now I want a 'piece' of what I've been fighting for!"

Ronda Laveen said...

Dee Dee: Peace. Yes, it is hard to believe (or not) that over 40 years ago, my generation started actively work toward peace. We haven't gotten very far. But I can't help continue the work.

Subby: Love the Benny Hill quote, and yes, that pretty much sums war up in a nutshell. Isn't it interesting that all this killing comes from lack and wanting?

Evening Light Writer said...

I'm not used to a post from you on Monday, I'd been here sooner if it wasn't for the bloody storms we've been having (they f*ed up my internet connection). This is wonderful and optimistic, to focus on peace in the midst of war is a powerful thing. I'm sorry to say that I definitley didn't appreciate military service until my brother joined but now it means something completely different, much more profound.

Baino said...

Thoughtful Ronda and I do feel for our troops overseas fighting what is essentially an unwinnable war. Then I look at places like Vietnam where we now visit as a tourist destination and Croatia and wonder what on earth it was all for. It's in our character to fight, even if the reason is stupid.

Ronda Laveen said...

Mindy: I believe that we need to focus harder on peace at times of war. It is easy to get caught up in all the negative energy. I'll do my best to help keep your brother safe. Where is he?

Baino: I totally know what you mean about Viet Nam. There was so much death and destruction there and now it is like it was just a lover's quarrel and not a significant scar on humanity. I take it you are home from holiday. Hope you had a wonderful time.

Anonymous said...

Ronda, spot on! I'm currently reading "Mister Pip" for our book club. The actions contained therein sum it up even better.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

great, great, great post! right on to optimism and the hopes and work toward a world without war.....and war dead.

peace sista!


Ronda Laveen said...

Subby: I'll have to check Mister Pip out. Thanks. I have not heard of this book.

Mouse: Peace and Namaste to you too, Sista! It is hard to be overwhelmed by the seemingly insurmountable project of peace. But someone has to truly believe it can happen before it will. Manifest!