Photographic Peace Quotes Calendar

Photographic Peace Quotes Calendar 2006

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Discouragement only comes when we think today's reality will never change. Ask the clouds about that!

Friday, September 29, 2006

I understand these berries are poisonous to humans, rather like the Detainee Bills passed by the U.S. House and Senate this week. Only those bills are not only poisonous to human beings, but to habeas corpus, due process of law, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Geneva Conventions, and the international reputation of this country.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Can you imagine how sweet it is to live for 40 years with a man who plays the piano by ear?

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

We savor these crystal clear autumn days because we know they will not last. What would happen if we savored every moment of every day? Wouldn't our lives be touched by eternity?

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Autumn offers hints and whispers before it finally appears in all its splendor. Unfortunately, warmakers do the same. We should never be taken by surprise when their hints and whispers are replaced by the sound of bombs.

Monday, September 25, 2006

When a country is led by men and women who have not experienced war either as a soldier or civilian, it becomes all too easy for them to believe their own propaganda.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

If world leaders would make music together, do you think there would be wars?

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Public opposition to America's war on Iraq is no longer a minority opinion. So when are we going to start mobilizing against Bush's obvious threats of war against Iran? What are we waiting for?

Friday, September 22, 2006

News reports based on half-truths are as empty as this tree...and even more likely to fall in the next strong wind.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

On this last full day of summer, let us bring to mind all that we have learned over these past months.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Do we tuck our heads under our wings and remain silent in the face of lies and injustices, or do we speak out for truth and justice no matter what the cost?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

When was the last time you laughed out loud at a tree?

Monday, September 18, 2006

I see the boats under sail, feel the wind in my face, hear the splash of waves against the shore, smell seaweed floating in the water, and taste the spray on my tongue. I close my eyes and it is 1950. I've just celebrated my eighth birthday.

I am sitting on the deck of our sailboat, Harem, with my legs hanging down on either side of the bow. My bare feet are being splashed as we cut through the brackish waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Wind blows my strawberry-blond curls back from my face, and I hang on tight to the forestay as we dip and rise on the waves. I sing "You are my sunshine" at the top of my lungs confident that no one can hear my voice over the sound of the sails whipping in the wind.

Oh my. The power of five senses to carry us back in time!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Why do we have so much trouble getting along with people who are different from us? Wouldn't this painting be a bore if its shapes and colors were all the same?

Saturday, September 16, 2006

America is in the midst of a clash of ideologies having nothing to do with Islam and Christianity and everything to do with who we are as a people.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Things are not always as they seem. Even a duck can have roots and branches.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sometimes we forget that one person is worth more than all the buildings in the world.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

We can always find common ground on which to meet, but only if we listen to what the so-called "other" has to say.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The path to peace requires shadow and light to give it depth. It is we who wish it were all light.

Monday, September 11, 2006

I don't care if men walked on the moon, it will always be full of mystery.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

This gaggle of geese was still flying north, but all too soon they'll turn around and head south. I'm not ready to see them go.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Do you, like I, already feel nostalgic for summer? It can be hot, we can still be swimming outdoors, but it doesn't matter. We all know that autumn begins the Tuesday after Labor Day.

Friday, September 08, 2006

We are all feathers afloat on the tides of life; we just don't always realize it.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

A September rose opens its heart to the sun.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

People are so interesting. Isn't it strange that we don't stop everything and ask to hear their stories?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Music, art and dance. What could be better than this?

Monday, September 04, 2006

What would our world be like if everyone had a job they loved?

Sunday, September 03, 2006

May all our world's children be held safe.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

If we lived our lives like a music jam--listening closely to one another, improvising sounds that would enhance the sounds of those around us, allowing our companions to have their moments to shine--wouldn't our world be a better place?

Friday, September 01, 2006

If we look up, the wonders we see will astonish us. Hope is like that.