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Why Do I Write This Blog???

The easiest (and probably the most honest) answer to that question is: I don't know. It all started in the summer of 2005, when I went to Crawford, Texas ( a.k.a. the home of the prez's ranch, a.k.a. the home of Camp Casey) to support Cindy Sheehan. I wanted the world to know that, contrary to what one could read in the mainstream media, the peace movement was alive and well and large numbers of Americans did not support the war in Iraq. I wanted people to know that thousands of Americans were willing to travel to Texas and tolerate the heat, humidity, and bugs in order to support a grieving mother whose new purpose was to shine a light on the lies that led to the war and to bring home our troops so that no other mother would have to know the pain that she felt.

Over time, this blog has become more of an exploration of who I am, my spirituality, and how life works. I love life's complexities, exploring the shades of gray. I want to, as Rainier Maria Rilke said,

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."

Maybe my blog is just one big question about what is needed in order for people to take the time to love and cherish each other and our earth. Maybe someday, I will "live along some distant day into the answer."

In the meantime, thank you for joining me on my journey. I welcome you to share yours with me


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Mimi and many others are participating in a BlogBlast for Peace today (see Nick's here). I was too busy with traveling stuff to be able to participate, so today I will offer this photo of some graffiti of the words of Jimi Hendrix. This was found in an old bunker outside of San Francisco. I hope someday soon, all tools of war will become shrines to peace.

May all beings know peace...

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posted by Carol at 9:24 AM


Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Wonderful, Carol! That’s one of the quotations I had in my post and the source attributed it to Jimi Hendrix. How appropriate that it is now graffiti in San Francisco!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Kori said...

Your photo is as eloquent as any words could be.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Thanks for visiting, Kori!

6:12 PM  
Blogger Indigo said...

I think there's another thought too: when the power of generosity is greater than the power of greed, then poverty will end.

-- oh, and I'll start working on the Meme tomorrow :)

6:57 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

You're right, Indigo.

We could be so much more...

7:44 PM  
Blogger San said...

Thanks for blogging this awesome peace shrine, Carol.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

And thanks for visiting the awesome peace shrine, San. It is well-hidden where many won't see it, so I'm glad that I could bring it out into the light.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

I love this post. Just lovely.
Globe or no globe, you are a peace blogger today. Welcome.


4:08 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Thank you, Mimi!

And thanks for all that you do!

4:33 PM  

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