Peace hath her victories/No less renowned than war. —John Milton
World Peace Day
Tomorrow is International Day of Peace. Designated by the United Nations, it’s dedicated to promoting world peace with a particular focus on the absence of war and violence. I think that’s something we can all get behind.
Writing is Fighting
I’ve heard it said (okay, on Twitter) that writing is fighting. And sometimes it is—fighting for something by giving it a voice, or fighting against our own fears. But writing is also observing and being compassionate to ourselves and others.
Sitting quietly and engaging with a thought is difficult and is made harder in the midst of chaos. Despite—or perhaps because of—that difficulty, I tend to feel a sense of peace after I have written something. Even if what I write doesn’t live up to my hopes and expectations, I still gain a sense of ease from the struggle. It feels like a triumph. Earned peace, I suppose.
Even if what I write doesn’t live up to my hopes and expectations, I still gain a sense of ease from the struggle. It feels like a triumph.
Give Peace A Chance
A blank page is a peaceful place; it exists purely as opportunity. Anything can happen there. I hope you can give yourself the gift of a peaceful hour and a peaceful page this weekend.