Bloggers for peace
I am sorry that I cannot now remember how I came across the WordPress blog entitled everyday gurus but I thought that the Bloggers for Peace initiative described there was both inspired and inspiring. I decided to become a participating member of this group because although one swallow doesn’t make a summer I don’t believe I am, metaphorically speaking, the only swallow out there. In fact I know that there are more than one hundred bloggers who have already signed on to this initiative since last December 20. And, anyway, who wouldn’t be for peace?
I wonder how many of those who will read this are familiar with the last (major) stanza from Arlo Guthrie’s song Alice’s Restaurant Massacree. You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he’s really sick and they won’t take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think they’re both ___ and they won’t take either of them. And if three people, three, can you imagine, three people walking in singin a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and walking out. They may think it’s an organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and walking out. And friends they may think it’s a movement.
So I’m going to sing. Here’s to Kozo’s vision, count me in. As a signatory to this nascent movement these are my obligations …
- Devote at least one post a month to the topic of peace. If you write poems or fiction, write a piece about peace. If you take photos, post a photo or gallery that reflects, symbolizes, defines, or creates peace. If you write rants, rant at something that disturbs the peace or rant about something that promotes peace. If you are into zen, post a blank white page. Be creative. Peace has no boundaries. There are no mistakes.
- Put a “Bloggers for Peace” badge on your blog. Put it anywhere on your blog. In a post, on your “about” page, or as an image widget on your menu bar.
- Link your post to at least one other post from a different Blogger for Peace. Hopefully, this will create a synergy that will inspire others to create art/poetry/prose/photos/love in their posts about peace. You might also want to add the tag “B4Peace” to your post. This will also be a great way to get to know other Bloggers for Peace. [I mentioned earlier that I could not recall how I learned about this movement, so I cannot link to a particular post, but have since seen the initiative mentioned at FEC-THis.]
- Put instructions on your post for others to join the group or link back to this post. This will help grow the movement. Can you imagine if we get enough bloggers to join so we can have a post on peace everyday? Imagine the impact we could make if everyday the internet would have some new creativity/energy/emotion/positive vibration about peace. Imagine if we linked all these posts together to create a web of peace and positive energy. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one …