It’s hard to believe that only 6 weeks ago we had 6ft of snow! Today is the spring equinox. It is a time to begin our gardens, listen to the little frogs called “peepers”, and start thinking of projects, relationships or goals we hope to grow into summer.
A Peace Pole is a way to bring people together to join in a network of peace consciousness that is emerging all over the world. There tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments to peace.
This peace pole was installed on the International Day of Peace celebration on September 21, 2003. It serves as a constant reminder for us to visualize and pray for world peace. The plaques on the pole say “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in different languages.
A great spring and summer poem is: “i thank you God for most this amazing day” by e. e. cummings that can be found in the UUCA church hymnal.
Great songs to sing this time of year:
“Circle round for freedom, circle round for peace
For all of us imprisoned, circle for release
Circle for the planet, circle for each soul
For the children of our children, keep the circle whole.”
peace is flowing like a river
flowing out of you and me
flowing out into the dessert
setting all the captives free.
Breath in breath out
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
The circle is now open but unbroken
may spring be forever in your heart
merry meet merry part