Today is the Blog Blast for Peace. What a great idea, eh? Peaceful hopes, peaceful stories, peaceful people, peaceful solutions. I hope to spend the next few days hopping around the blogosphere to read what others have to say about peace. For more information about it or to find a list of peace posts to read,click the link for Mimi’s page.
In recent weeks, I have been reading the texts of international peace treaties to learn the language of how some very serious conflicts were worked out. I wanted to see what I could apply to my own life, albeit on a much smaller scale. Though I have only had the time to mention a scant few treaties here, I have been reading treaty texts diligently.
Peace Treaty with a Peace Officer
Officer Friendly (my late husband and retired police detective) and I made an unwritten peace agreement before we got married. We actually took the time to sit down and talk about how we saw our lives together and we both just wanted to live in peace. We had the talk before any conflict took place and because of our talk and our agreement, there was really never any conflict.
To honor our agreement, I bought a peace lily for our home and we kept it in the dining room.
The peace lily is still there, though the peace officer has been gone for nearly eight years now, but I never regretted our discussion of peace. It fills the home we made together with good memories and good history.
Enough about that. I don’t want to turn a simple, quiet story into anything bigger than it was. We lived together in peace and I still try to do that home and at work. Sometimes it requires more effort than buying a peace lily, but I take care of it and move on.
To honor Blog Blast for Peace, and the Peace Treaties I’ve been reading, and the Peace Treaties that are still necessary in homes, work places, schools, and governments around the world . . . . .
. . . . . I made treats to take to work today: Peace “Treaties”, in fact. Goodnight and I made a BUNCH of them so she could share and so I could share, too. We had fun working together on our project.
My big bunch of cookies is now in the employee kitchen down the hall from my office and Goodnight’s cookies went off to school with her today.
Oh darn! Good thing I brought the cookies. I just realized that I left my lunch at home.
The fabric beneath the cookies in the photo below is actually two scarves of nine that I found over the course of this last year. The two in the photo below were similar in color and texture, so I turned them into a cheery table-cloth. Picture my granddaughter and me eating comfort food on wintry nights as we sit at the table with my bright cloth.
The other seven of the scarves that I stumbled upon over the course of this last year were alike in length and texture and pattern. The colors of the peace symbols varied, but they told me they wanted to work together and be sewn into a garment. So I got out my sewing machine and made a beautiful . . . . . . . . . ?
(To be continued).
Peace to all who stop here today.