Friday, 7 November 2008

Brand new Day

Sitting here, after yesterday's frantic reading of and replying to all the Peace Globe participants, feels strangely quiet and surreal. The surreal strengthened by the fact that this Peace Day event is sandwiched between the elections in the USA on the 4th and Memorial day/Veteran's day on the 11th.

Later this weekend I'll be taking time to reply to the people who left such wonderful replies on my own Post for Peace, but today I just want to sit and think about the remarkable experience this has been. It was an amazing experience and I'm truly grateful to Graham for leading me to Mimi and her marvelous idea.

Wishing everyone a peaceful weekend. :-)


Connie said...

Wishing a peaceful weekend to you too, Michelle. :)

storyteller said...

Counting down to Christmas before Thanksgiving arrives??? It’s ‘kewl’ … but somehow disturbing. I do hope you enjoy a peaceful weekend. I’ll be catching up on Peace Posts for a while myself.
Hugs and blessings,

Michelle said...

Thank you. Hope you have a great weekend too. :-)

Hi Storyteller
Nice seeing you back again. :-) It is a bit scary seeing the seconds ticking away on that countdown thing. I put it up mostly because I like the picture and the falling snow. 'm born in Africa, now living in Scotland. Neither place does Thanksgiving and it's only been since I've been on the internet and made American friends that I've come to know when it is, and why it is! I must say it sounds a lovely holiday, but to me the fact people eat Turkey then seems odd, since for me Turkey was always a Christmas dish - Turkey or Goose/Duck.

For me the only important days in November are Guy Fawkes (5th) and Rememberance Day (11th).

Mimi Lenox said...

Hi Michelle,

I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate all the effort you put into this movement. I see your comments all over the blogosphere!
I saw on John's site that you were concerned that you blog was left off the list of locations. That list was posted on my blog before I got your globe so the link wasn't there yet. I hope to get all of them placed in the gallery soon. There are many many to do.

Do you really that your globe and location came in at almost the exact moment Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States - and the first peace globe from Zimbabwe was the 44th country??!! Pretty amazing to me.

Keep checking the gallery in the next few days. I so appreciate all the comments you left everywhere. That is the true spirit of Dona Nobis Pacem.


Michelle said...

Hi Mimi

I got lost in all my replying and forgot to acknowledge that I'd read this and... thank you for the praise. As a fellow writer you know much much that's like catnip toa cat! ;-)