The following is one of the poems in my "Song Cycle" on my web tribute to Rachel Corrie
:The Butterfly Song
I never wished to live forever,
But I did not wish to die.
I tried to live the best I could
And watched each day slip by.
I watched them try to divide us,
I watched them build The Wall,
And noticed that each house too close
To it was doomed to fall.
They “justified” destruction
By claiming there were arms
Hidden in each one of those homes,
Just waiting to do harm.
Yes, there were arms in my home:
And legs, and hearts, and heads.
My arms would hug my children,
And carry them to bed.
[Rest of poem here:] The Butterfly Song.doc
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Peace and Love Always,
I'm bouncing this one right back at you for the same reason!
I am sending you this as an open letter on your comment wall, so that it gets a chance to be read by more people. I've already sent it to all on my friends list (including you):
This web-site, MyPeace.tv, is supposed to be about how to use the Media to further the cause of Peace.
I would like to share with you a warning about ways that the Media - and even this web-site - can be used by the unscrupulous to hinder the cause of Peace... or even to further the cause of War!
I'd like to draw your attention to my 2 latest blogs... and ask you to pass this message on to those in your friends list. (After you've read the blogs, of course, and only if you think that there's any sense in what I wrote in them.) And PLEASE add your comments to the blogs... whether you agree with me or not!
Get ready for the Blue Meanies!!! deals with - at best - a commercial company using sites like MyPeace.tv for a bit of free blanket-advertising. The fact that a hamburger giant chose a thread dedicated to vegetarian and vegan recipes shows an incredible lack of sense and sensitivity... or a cynical and very nasty wish to provoke. Which leads me at least consider the possibility that it was deliberate, and therefore sabotage. There is nothing to stop an anti-Peace fanatic from signing up to MyPeace.tv and leaving links to disturbing web-sites as a way of upsetting us. I'm not saying that this is definitely the case, only that it's a possibility, and that we have to prepare ourselves for more provocation of this sort, the more effective we get in our work for Peace.
Are we being set up for another invasion in the name of Democracy? deals with the case of Neda, the young Iranian woman allegedly killed while on a pro-Democracy demonstration in Teheran. Now, I am NOT saying that the whole thing is a fabrication: the Media might be presenting us with the facts as truthfully and honestly as possible. But there ARE several disturbing factors to be considered, and I strongly advise you, as my friends and as open-minded people who honestly care about Peace, to read that blog, and the web-site that it is linked to (within the text). This may be just collective paranoia-conspiracy-theory-madness... or it could be yet another case of the WarMongers preparing public opinion for yet another of their filthy, unjustifiable invasions "in the name of Democracy and Decency". Some of us have been fooled by tactics like this in the past. Let's not be fooled again!
Through all these years
It has been
~Be Well & Much Love.
gracias por la invitacion voy a ver lo que puedo contribuir.
I have noticed that I can't add comments to my own Comment Wall. And yet there's a comment from Jennie that I've just read, where I think that other people might like to read my reply to her (in context). Could you do me a favour and post the following on MY Comment Wall? (I know that you'll be on-line soon [We have ours ways...])
Peace and Love,
p.s. I notice that I'll have to send this message to you in 2 installments...
No problem! Here it is.
I don't have the money to buy new music, have to wait until I can borrow CDs from the library or find them in bargain bins (and you don't find a lot of Indigo Girls in bargain bins - we fans are usually fiercely devoted, don't get rid of old CDs), so I've never heard "bury my heart at wounded knee" or their remake of Jesus Christ Superstar (didn't even know that the latter existed).
However, I AM splurging the US$40 entry to Birmingham (Alabama)'s City Stages this year (I'm presently on a visit to the USA), where they will be playing. I saw them 10 years ago (on my last USA visit) as part of the Lilith Fair Tour.
As to your not having seen Pleasantville in its entirety: you really should! It's a wonderful film. There's a great line in it: "...Or are you going to be too busy with your coloured girlfriend?!" [sneer], which, when seen in context, really hits home... on so many levels. You can see most of the film on YouTube, broken up into 10min segments. Unfortunately, the first part is missing, so that you don't see the full extent of the great antagonism between the McGuire and Witherspoon characters (brother and sister) with which it begins, nor do you see the introverted, escapist, shy world of his character, before he gets to become a hero. But still, it's a joy to be able to see it anywhere, anytime. Start here and then - at the end of each part, click on the next part... right up to the glorious ending!
We might have been friends forever, but I've asked you to proclaim it to the (MyPeace.tv) world by accepting my friends request (upper right on your profile page)...
Yes, Jimm's is a play on Grimm's. Several of my children's stories are re-workings of the traditional fairy stories (Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, The Princess And The Frog) told from a different, feminist, non-authoritarian viewpoint. How old are your girls? Have they read those classic versions yet? My MAIN aim in writing is not to convince anybody that my version is the only one... or even the best one. What I want to get across is that there is always another side to the story, that we should not always believe everything that one side tells us, before considering the other side.
If we'd all grown up thinking like that, do you think that there would be so many wars about?