Despite a dampening drizzle, spirits were high after the days events, events which were actually covered on local broadcast media and cable news channels. Thousands, millions gathered in the streets of their cities and towns all over the world to emphasize the fact that they do not want war, that there are peaceful alternatives that have yet to be exhausted.
Here at Laurelwood Park, people lit candles to illuminate the minds of people driving by, sang songs and read poetry to the rain. Yea, war is on the horizon, but so are millions of people marching with one purpose, casting a singular shadow, singing with one voice, lighting one candle for Peace and Justice for all.
One poem read during the eveing stated, "we are here because a voice inside us, a memory in our blood tells us....you are not just a Trade body, you are the blind tip of a dark wave that has forgotten it's source...we're here by the insistance of spirit and by the authority of Nature.....we're not here to tinker with your laws, but to change you from the inside out....this is not a political protest, but an UPRISING OF THE SOUL."
There is room for all paths to Justice, ample room for all to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with society as it now misrepresents the human spirit burning in each of us. I'm seeing some movement to denigrate and mock the efforts of those whose chosen strategies are not our own. This is not a Just path, nor one which will lead us, each and all, to a peaceful solution for the greed and malice now ruling the political arena in much of the world. Indeed, this self serving conduct is universally part of the problem.
Respect for differences of strategies, as well as of opinion is the path to Peace.
This video is a little over 3 minutes in length, and features a portion of the cut, "Oh America," by Jenn Rawlings, from the CD, 911-After Words.
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