seeds of peace
The Seguin-Guadalupe County Friends of the Library are hosting a program, “Seeds of Peace,” Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to express what peace means to them.
Materials will be provided to write on, color on, create montages, poetry and songs.
The public is invited: adults, children – come and express your feelings about peace.
This journal pictured above contains art work, poems, articles, news clippings, personal messages – all relating to how individuals view and desire peace.
The Saturday event will allow attendees to create and express feelings and thoughts about peace (such as those in this Journal). Children especially seem inclined to freely express their feelings – often in art, crafts, and drawings. Bring your children, grandchildren (grandmothers, friends) to this event on Saturday, September 10. We are especially remembering the tragedy on September 11, 2001 – an event that affected all Americans.
Let us bless the imagination of the Earth.
That knew early the patience to harness the mind of time,
Waited for the seas to warm, ready to welcome the emergence
Of things dreaming of voyaging among the stillness of land…
Let us thank the Earth that offers ground for home
And holds our feet firm to walk in space open to infinite galaxies.
Let us salute the silence and certainty of mountains:
Their sublime stillness, their dream-filled hearts.
The wonder of a garden trusting the first warmth of spring…
The humility of the Earth that transfigures all that has fallen of outlived growth.
The kindness of the Earth, opening to receive
our worn forms into the final stillness.
Let us ask forgiveness of the Earth
For all our sins against her:
for our violence and poisonings of her beauty.
Let us remember within us the ancient clay, holding the memory of seasons,
The passion of the wind, the fluency of water, the warmth of fire,
The quiver-touch of the sun and shadowed sureness of the moon.
That we may awaken to live to the full the dream of the Earth
Who chose us to emerge and incarnate its hidden night in mind, spirit and light.
– John O’Donohue