Photographic Peace Quotes Calendar

Photographic Peace Quotes Calendar 2006

Thursday, November 30, 2006

When world leaders see events through eyes distorted by their own hubris, it puts us all at risk.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A November bouquet of fresh flowers helps keep my annual "winter's dread" away.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Our past is often hidden in plain sight.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Like this eucalyptus we must keep stretching up into the sunlit skies where hope exists. Let us believe that peace is possible between Israel and Palestine.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

We can't wait any longer. We MUST bring our troops home now!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

This quilt made by the Sacred Web Women of Canada's Western Provinces shows our human capacity to wed beauty with usefulness. As the western world indulges in its annual holiday buying orgy, where is the beauty or the usefulness in our purchases?

Friday, November 24, 2006

So what are you most thankful for? For me it is the gift of living in a country where most of us can still sit down to a peaceful dinner with friends and family.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

When you eat your pumpkin pie, save a bit for the squirrels. They love pumpkins too.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

May we never lose sight of the wonders around us.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

How comforting it must be to see Mommy and Daddy waiting to catch us when we take a risk.

Monday, November 20, 2006

These leaves will be mulch for next spring's flowers. Mother Nature was the first and remains the best recycler.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

I painted this in my journal four years ago on the November day that my mother died. Her passing was so gentle that all I could see was light.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Do you remember the last time you jumped for joy?

Friday, November 17, 2006

Rain clouds are rare and welcome guests in arid lands, yet we so often call them "bad weather."

Thursday, November 16, 2006

At 88, Lyle Dolyert still looks the world straight in the eyes and says it like he sees it. After 65 years of activism, this Canadian is a model of "Do it, don't just talk about it!" Two weeks after I took this picture, Lyle was out at the coldest, rainiest anti-war demonstration I've ever attended. Talk about being "in it for the long haul"!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A year ago today I was sitting down to lunch in Aramoun, Lebanon with Rabih, Sulaima, their five children and Rabih's mother Aisha. Fatima had made one of her specialties, a delicious tomato eggplant dish. A colorful sunset would soon draw us out onto the balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. We could never have imagined that war would come in eight months' time.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

What do you see when you look at these orange branches against the blue sky? If you're a botanist, you see one thing; if a child, quite another. So which is the truth?


Monday, November 13, 2006

One person's sunset is another’s dawn.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

There's enough for everyone if we'd learn to share.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Will the needs of each person in this picture be represented by the 110th Congress?

Friday, November 10, 2006

After these American midterm elections of 2006, I see the eagle standing a little taller and prouder than he was a week ago. So are we all.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

All it takes is a drop of hope.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

As our U.S. government thaws and changes shape, the ice of the past six years breaks up and open waters create avenues for peace.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

"Hope is a duty, isn't it?"

...quote by Walid Demachkie, my friend in Beirut

Monday, November 06, 2006

November's full moon with its unblinking eye sees through all pretense and deceit. May we voters here in America do the same.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

I vividly recall a dream in which I skimmed over the surface of a lake feet-first on my back. When I see birds fly like this, I know how it feels.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

As snow showers hit Michigan and nighttime temperatures drop into the 20s, how sweet it is to recall the hot summer day when I took this picture.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Remember the days when you and your friends would jump into the piles of leaves your dad had raked to the curb? How after you'd scattered them everyplace, he'd make you rake them neatly into a pile again? Remember the smell of burning leaves, the crackling sound they'd make, the excitement you felt as you stood beside the bonfire?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

If America doesn't get the regime change it needs in next Tuesday's election, lots of us are going to be looking like the snow monkeys pictured above.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Children get along. Why can't we?