International Day of Peace

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Yoko Ono placed an ad in the front section of the NY Times on October 9, 2014, John Lennon’s birthday.  He would have been 74.

It’s International Day of Peace, so I thought this headline haiku from two years ago would be worth revisiting.

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John Lennon’s words seem a perfect fit for Planet Earth, and I collaged the world around them.

the earth is calling–
a tattered net unweaving
life into the void

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My original haiku (inspired by the surrealists) was cut from headlines in the newspaper section; the new one was composed this morning as I looked at the image and thought about its message again.

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“A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together is reality.”
–Yoko Ono

So…give peace a chance, world leaders.

Nina is still not ready to get back to art,  so we’re taking a blog break.  Don’t worry, we will return.

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20 responses to “International Day of Peace”

  1. Rebecca says :

    Sending good vibes your way. x 🙂

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  2. Sunshine Jansen says :

    Before you go, knowing that you are a lover of Surrealism, may I suggest a wonderful book? China Miéville’s novella ‘The Last Days of New Paris’… where Surrealists basically save the world. A strange path to peace, but an interesting one. Take care and enjoy your break, both of you!

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  3. Susan Feniak says :

    Yes, Imagine. If only. This is perfect for today. Enjoy your blog break.

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  4. merrildsmith says :

    Yes, definitely give peace a chance.
    All best to you and to Nina!

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  5. Jodi says :

    Have a peaceful break!

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  6. Michael Richards (certainline) says :

    Come back soon but enjoy the break. We’ll be here!

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  7. M.R. Emberson says :

    Have a nice break! You all take care.

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  8. davekingsbury says :

    Just a man John but
    Your song will last forever
    And you can never die.

    My little ad-hoc tribute!

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  9. memadtwo says :

    Thank you to all wonderful WordPress friends. Kerfe and I will be showing our work at the Montclair Art Walk in October. We will post photos and be back after that.

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  10. Jill Kuhn says :

    Have a nice break – I will miss your kind comments on my blog! Wishing you and Nina peace!! 💜

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  11. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Thinking about you both and hoping you’re coping with the election results ok. I rediscovered a book “Loving What Is” by Byron Katie. I can highly recommend it, paper and audio versions. Sending love and supportive hugs to you both. 😘❤️

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