Photographic Peace Quotes Calendar

Photographic Peace Quotes Calendar 2006

Friday, June 30, 2006

If you could eat color, how would yellow taste?

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Sometimes working for peace means standing still. These Windsor, Ontario Women In Black have been standing vigil for peace every Wednesday--in stifling heat, snow blizzards and pouring rain--since November 2002. Their silent witness is changing more minds and hearts than they will ever know.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

It is said that your favorite childhood books have life lessons you need to learn. "The Little Engine That Could" and "Little Toot" were my favorites.

I was small in stature and identified with Little Toot, the tugboat, and Little Engine, the train, both of whom were ridiculed for not being able to do the work of the bigger, more businesslike tugs and train engines. That is, until a crisis occurred and none of the others could help. Then the Little Engine with its "I think I can...I think I can" and Little Toot with its smoke-belching SOS and its creative way of skipping across the tops of the angry waves, saved the day. All the passengers cheered and the other tugs and engines came to respect their smaller colleagues.

Little Toot and the Little Engine That Could have been my models when life has presented me with daunting tasks. And, like the Little Engine, I have always ended up saying "I thought I could...I thought I could." Little Toot has taught me to use my own unique gifts and to think outside the box.

So what were your favorite childhood books?

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Day lilies sing of summer.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Want to eat healthy AND support your local farmers? Check out the Land Stewardship Project.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Humor is our best friend.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Why do we think we must improve on nature? What’s wrong with a suburban wilderness?

Friday, June 23, 2006

I fear my mind has a storage area just as messy as this.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

On this first full day of summer, let us pledge to savor the hot and muggy days to come. When we’re tempted to whine, let us remember February.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Truth pierces the darkness of lies with shards of light. Sometimes you must squint your eyes to see it.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Everything is more fun when done with friends.

Monday, June 19, 2006

A deserted urban park looks like a ghost of itself. Only people can bring it to life.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Since getting my tattoo of Mother Earth three days ago I have been with persons from Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Nigeria, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Mexico, the Ukraine, British Columbia, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Ontario. Could it be that this tattoo has issued an open invitation to my sisters and brothers around the world? I hope so.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Whoever said that old age is a time to slow down and relax has obviously not seen the Raging Grannies in action!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Does the maple tree get discouraged when so few of its seeds take root? If it doesn't, why should we?

Thursday, June 15, 2006

What nectar do you crave? For me, it's peace.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The moon sees all, says nothing
and knows its place.
The silent observer of life.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Would that we were all fortunate enough to have a nurturing Dad upon whom to lean.

Monday, June 12, 2006

In some Native American cultures the dragonfly represents illusions. I fear it's time for this four-winged creature to replace the eagle as our national symbol.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Want to be a peacemaker? Invite Osadia to work their magic and you'll find that everyone responds to you with smiles and laughter. Green sculptured hair and glitter make-up breaks down all barriers!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

This is how "We the people" look--diverse in age, race, religion, class, national origin, and sexual orientation. Aren't we beautiful?

Friday, June 09, 2006

May our sisters and brothers in Iraq be protected from harm. May we do all we can to end their suffering. May all wars, especially those for which we share responsibility, cease.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Where do you find hope if you live in Baghdad?

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Loved yet lost, this little bear awaits the return of its beloved.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

An anthropologist I met recently posed an interesting question: Why do we use the generic term "Africa" when discussing issues like AIDS? Isn't each country worthy of our notice?

Monday, June 05, 2006

The first and last rose of summer may look the same but the feelings they elicit are very different.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

A circle of stones grounds us in the here and now.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Children are the most natural of our species.

Friday, June 02, 2006

If there is a flower more sensuous than an iris, I've yet to see it.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Sr. Elizabeth LaForest (seated) at her 91st birthday party on May 31, 2006. Beside her is Luella Bassett, her cellmate back in 1992 when they spent two months in jail for nonviolent actions taken to protest nuclear arms. How many of us would do the same today, much less when we’re 77 years old, as Elizabeth was then?