Saturday, May 09, 2009
Women standing for peace. Tomorrow women all over the world will stand for peace for the third Mother's Day in a row.
Image courtesy standingwomen.org
There is probably nothing any of us wish for our children more than peace. Sharon Mehdi's delightful tale,The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering, inspires us on a visceral level. Somehow we get the power of this silent gesture. When we read the story, we feel it in our bodies. We know that standing silently, one by one, is enough.
Spare five minutes and stand for peace with your family and friend's at 1 PM tomorrow your local time. That's all it takes. This explains why.
Though a year old, the primal necessity of the message has not changed, don't you agree?
Five minutes of silence. Stand alone. Stand with your family and friends. Stand on the courthouse steps. Stand in your backyard. Bring a bell to mark the beginning of your stand and the end. Afterward, use your action as a springboard for discussion with your loved ones. How much do you want peace in the world? Tell us about it in the comments section below.
Maybe what you'll ask for this Mother's Day is peace. That's the Ordinary thing to do.